Among all the course offerings available in India, engineering is among the top professional degrees. Every year, thousands of well-trained engineers are added to the workforce. Added to this, is the variety of specializations engineering colleges offer.
Colleges like TOMS from Kerala help many students graduate as engineers. One of their top specializations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. With newer and better developments in technology, this field is fast attracting popularity among students. More and more jobs are opening up as more industries are finding the use of EEE. Some such jobs have been discussed below at length.
Career Options After Electronics and Electrical Engineering
There are many job options for Electronics and Electrical Engineering students. Some profiles have the same job responsibilities but operate under different names. Elaborated below are some of the most popular profiles students at engineering colleges in Kottayam and India work as.
Electrical Engineer: Electrical Engineers are responsible for designing and building electrical systems. All individual components are also designed by the Electrical Engineers. The goal is to make the system to be safe, and sustainable, and also to be of top-notch quality. Electrical Engineers are required across many industries such as roadways, railways, construction, energy, manufacturing, etc. Engineers are involved right from the planning part of the project to designing, implementation, and also maintenance. All solutions and designs the engineer comes up with are done within the client’s budget. One needs to liaise with third-party vendors and also prepare the required documents for the project. The average salary one can enjoy in this role is around INR 3,76,930 per year.
Telecommunications Engineer: Another role that many students in polytechnic colleges in Kerala have been placed in recent times is Telecommunications Engineer. Like the name, a Telecommunications Engineer works in the telecom industry where they design and build telecom networks. Other related networks like routers, optical fibres and cables are also managed by the Telecom Engineer. The engineer communicates with the users, other engineers, and administrators to find out their requirements. Like the previous role, this role also needs to talk with technical staff, vendors and consultants to help them do their work better. Salaries, for a Telecom Engineer, will depend on the company one is working in and the previous work experience but it is around INR 3,86,068 per year.
Micro Electrical Engineer: Another unique job profile available for diploma in electrical and electronics engineering colleges in Kerala students is that of a Micro Electrical Engineer. This specialized field of Engineering involves everything that an Electrical Engineer does but on a smaller scale. Mostly, the Micro Electrical Engineer designs and builds microchips. The chips are designed as per the machine or its end-use. Some common industries where a Micro Electrical Engineer is hired to work are mobile phones, computers, animals, vehicles etc. Some of the top recruiters in India and abroad include IBM and Intel where it is the Micro Electrical Engineer who designs their microprocessors. Most companies offer this engineer around INR 4,14,000 per year.
Instrumentation Engineer: Instrumentation Engineering is a field of engineering that deals with the building of control systems. Typically these systems are used for large scale manufacturing processes to ensure there is safety and work is being done efficiently. It is the role of the Instrumentation Engineer to build equipment like blood glucose monitors, smoke detectors, sensors in aircraft and home security systems, security alarms etc. From building, monitoring, and calibration to regular upgrades, all are done by the Instrumentation Engineer. The Engineer must ensure they are following all proper national guidelines and laws to do their work. This is a collaborative job role where the Instrumentation Engineer works with other engineers. One can expect, regardless of work experience, to earn around INR 4,54,732 LPA.
Network Engineer: Network Engineers are professionals who handle computer networks. They will build and launch computer networks with the latest features like voice, data, and video calling features. They generally work within one organization or they could also work with multiple organizations. The goal is to have a wide network so that most users can connect to it. The Network Engineer is a part of the IT department but can also work as a consultant with different clients. Their work can involve not just computer networks but also voice and firewalls. This is an office-based job but site visits are also done occasionally. For freshers, the average salary for Network Engineers is INR 3,55,333 per year.
Broadcasting Engineer: Broadcasting Engineers work in the radio and television industry. This engineer is responsible for better and clear sound and image transmission. All the hardware and software associated with the industry are under the control of the Broadcasting Engineer. Broadcasting engineers also have knowledge of computer engineering besides electronics and electrical engineering. Broadcasting has become more and more automated. This role has now evolved to be more of maintaining and troubleshooting. For news channels, Broadcasting Engineers will set up the equipment to make it ready for broadcasting. They do also similar work on radio stations and live events. In India, Broadcasting Engineers make around INR 4,25,000 LPA.
Electronic Engineer: When talking of the Electrical Engineer, there is another role that people think of, Electronics Engineer. Both are quite similar in terms of job responsibilities. There are some major differences, such as electrical engineering is a broad field that also includes electronics engineering. Electrical Engineers also work on the designing of large-scale projects. Electronics Engineers will design, test, and also develop equipment that uses electricity. These Engineers are involved in not all the stages but in one stage from design, development, or the final stage. Some industries that require Electronic Engineers are mobile phone manufacture, defense, medical, radio, robotics, etc. As per online reports, Electronic Engineers earn around INR 4,09,331 per year.
Educator: To wrap up, the final job position that Electronics and Electrical Engineering students can consider is that of an educator. Teachers are placed in high regard and it is considered a noble profession. Depending on whether an individual has a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in EEE, will decide the type of institute and seniority level of the teachers. The salary range will also depend if the individual is teaching in a private or public institute.
Electronics and Electrical Engineering is a popular field of Engineering. Graduates with a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering are in demand and they are able to secure jobs in many industries. Students who are about to graduate must take the time and research which job profile would suit them better for the long term.