Career Choices in the Field of Electronics

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Career Choices in the Field of Electronics

The field of electronics has a lot of career choices and job opportunities in sales, creativity and technical aspects of the industry. In order to land a job in the electronics sector, you are required to have the appropriate education. Once you start gaining work experience, you can enjoy a long and fruitful career.  

Common jobs and electronics careers

Electronics engineers bear responsibility for a host of technologies ranging from television sets to GPS (Global Positioning Systems). Electronic devices such as computers are also worked on by most electronics engineers. The skills required for a career in electronics include signal processing, control systems and communications. Usually, all electronics engineers have a specialty attached to their title. For instance, those working for a country’s military forces are called aviation electronics engineers. The field of electronics also have positions for analysts who are responsible for controlling the electronic systems of a variety of equipment.

Electronics assemblers

As an Electronic Assembler at Level 1, you will have to combine electronics so as to match the specifications of a product. A diploma from high school is needed if you’re looking for such a job. Electronics assemblers must possess adequate knowledge on the concepts, procedures and practices that are commonly used in the field. They must also have knowledge about the product they are working on along with the ability to pre-set guidelines and follow instructions.

Electronics technicians

Level 1 Electronics Technicians must construct, test and maintain the components of electrical systems. A diploma from high school is essential for this kind of job. Those who have completed apprenticeships and/or received specialized training have a chance of exploiting job opportunities with high salaries. Electronic technicians are expected to carry a number of jobs like repair and service of both business and household electronic equipment. This equipment includes televisions, computers and radios. Sometimes, electronic technicians are made to work within a particular field like serving the manufacturing, medical, telecommunications or military sector.

Electronics engineers who specialize in repairing home electronics such as televisions, video cameras, stereos, CD and DVD players, etc. may work in their own shops or take orders for their services that they can carry out at the homes of their clients. Bench technicians are the ones who work in their shops while field technician is the term given to those who visit clients’ homes to repair equipment. Common duties of both kinds of technicians include the installation of equipment, tuning of the devices to achieve enhanced visual or sound output, making and answering service calls and replacing defective parts.     

Qualification required for an electronics career

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in electronics must lay their foundation stones in high school. Classes must be attended in mathematics and science during school and courses in chemistry and physics must be taken in high school. Higher education will be of great benefits and you must also attend apprenticeship programs so as to improve your understanding of the subject. Some positions in the electronics field require advanced oral and written skills, so an associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s in Science will enable you to land jobs in recognized and reputable institutions.   

About the author:

Grace is associated with Pass Ltd. - providers of PAT testing and PASS electrical training in a number of UK cities.  

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