Designing, developing, testing, and supervising the manufacture of electronic equipment is at the heart of electronics engineering. Types of equipment that fall into the category of electronics engineering include communications systems, and navigation systems for cars, planes and radar facilities. Consumer electronics and national defense related projects account for much of the electronics engineering demand. Your training in electronics engineering may permit you to cross over into another engineering vocation.
Study Program Details
You should be aware that in order to obtain a job in electronics engineering you will probably need at least a bachelor degree. You might squeeze into a specific job if you have comparable education and experience in a related field and there is a shortage of qualified persons in electronics engineering. You can expect to choose your specialty area fairly soon in your program although core courses can be the same for other engineering degrees. Hopefully you are competent in mathematics and science as these subjects can be expected as part of your training. Computer technology has become an integral part of the electronics engineering industry and will also permeate your studies. Your chosen school may have shorter electronics engineering programs if you are interested in a greater vocational involvement in design or production.
Possible Jobs and Salary
Research, consulting and manufacturing comprise the majority of employment possibilities with credentials in electronics engineering. Whether you are working for the Federal government or for a private company, your annual salary can range from approximately $70,000 to $80,000 and potentially higher in a partnership arrangement.
Publish date: February 10, 2011