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Career Opportunities

What can I do with this degree?

Career Fields

INDUSTRY

Including Jobs in : Product Development, Design, Automated Manufacturing, Process Control, Plant Engineering, and Testing Maintenance

EMPLOYERS

  • All manufacturing firms
  • Automotive companies
  • Companies that design and produce
    consumer electronic products

STRATEGIES

  • Gain practical experience such as a Co-op.
  • Develop good laboratory techniques.
  • Develop problem-solving skills.
  • Participate in IEEE activities.
  • Network with SME.
  • Take additional courses in automation and control systems. 

COMPUTERS

Including Jobs in : Embedded controls, Interfacing, Networking, Designing, Installing and maintaining computer hardware

EMPLOYERS

  • Companies that design and produce automated equipment
  • Any business or industry that uses computers and/or has networked computers
  • Internet providers

STRATEGIES

  • Gain practical experience working with LAN’s and WAN’s.
  • Take additional computer courses.
  • Participate in IEEE

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Including Jobs in : Design & installation of communications systems, and Services

EMPLOYERS

  • Phones companies.
  • Cellular phone companies.
  • Cable companies.
  • Radio/TV broadcasters.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Companies that provide private and public service two-way radio service.

STRATEGIES

  • Gain practical experience working with communications systems.
  • Take additional communications courses.
  • Get involved in amateur radio/TV.
  • Participate in IEEE.

MEDICAL

Including Jobs in : Tech support for medical electronic equipment.

EMPLOYERS

  • Hospitals/Medical Facilities
  • Companies providing tech support for medical electronic equipment.

STRATEGIES

  • Take additional courses in biology and health sciences area.
  • Participate in IEEE.

TECHNICAL SALES

Including Jobs in : Sales, Buying/Purchasing

EMPLOYERS

  • Manufacturers and distributors of electronic components, equipment and systems

STRATEGIES

  • Develop good presentation skills.
  • Take courses in industrial distribution business, and professional selling.
  • Network with SME.
  • Participate in IEEE.

QUALITY CONTROL

EMPLOYERS

  • Manufacturers of electronic components, equipment and systems

STRATEGIES

  • Statistics and quality control classes.
  • Network with ASQ

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Including Jobs in : a research aide

EMPLOYERS

  • R & D Companies in Research Triangle Park

STRATEGIES

  • Take additional math and science courses

FIELD SERVICE

EMPLOYERS

  • Companies that provide technical support to other business and industries with electronics equipment and systems.

STRATEGIES

  • Develop problem analysis and solving skills

GOVERNMENT

Including Jobs in : Military, Federal agencies, State agencies and Education

EMPLOYERS

  • Civil Service
  • Companies that contract services to the government
  • NASA
  • Universities, colleges and schools with electronic networks and instructional technology equipment