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What are good occupations in the engineering department these days?

I like to build things and I am interested in learning more about coding and technology. I also enjoy photography. #engineering #computer-science


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Tony’s Answer

There are so many opportunites in engineering. One question you may want to answer is, do you want to build software, hardware (robots!?), or data/machine learning models? Since you like photography you may like the user interface (UI) side of coding as opposed to back-end server protocols but there is creativity in all engineering roles. Here are a couple of occupations you could Google and review job descriptions for, to get a better idea of what you might like: Back-end software engineering, Front-end software engineer, machine learning developer, UI designer. The great thing about engineering is so many skills are transferable, so dont think you have to stay on a certain path! good luck!

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venkataramana’s Answer

There are lot of opportunities in Engineering field. It depends more on what is your keen interest .
If you are good or interested in Coding then Computer Science is a good bet.If You are interested in
automobiles and Factories then Mechanical and Metallurgy field will make more Sense. Construction and Building designs then
Civil. If you are technology driven then lot of opportunities in Electronics and Communication.
Whatever is the field, your success all depends upon your passion, hardwork and excellence.
Again, Within these you can be a developer,tester,Deployment, Operations and Maintenance Engineer in your working profile
Chose your career wisely, Cheers!

Thank you very much! I appreciate your answer and found it helpful! Aayush R.

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Sandeep’s Answer

Engineering field has a vast canvas of opportunities in terms of job and scope. Almost every field has some scope of engineering skills depending on the use case. Pertaining to your question which focuses on " good occupations in the engineering these days", my answer is as follows:

Engineering Branch: Job opportunities vary based on the selection of the engineering branch. Some branches have evergreen job opportunities such as electrical engineering, civil engineering etc. though the demand of new job roles remains constant over a period of time. The job opportunities surge whenever there is any introduction of any disruptive technology in these domains.

On the other hand, in the mostly more dynamic and hyper evolving technologies base branches such as computer science, digital communication etc. there is continuous updates and upgrades, hence the opportunities are always created but with requirement of different advanced skill-sets. Reskill and upskill always important for these branches of technology. My personnel experience is that the engineering domain has endless and diverse opportunities for skilled Engineers, and I believe that it will be same always.

Since, you have interest in coding and technology, there are/will be a number of opportunities in this sector, you just need to learn basics thoroughly. Further, based on the demand of the market and your interest, you need to hone the relevant skill-sets. Coding space also has very diverse portfolio, it depends on the programming language of proficiency, and whether the interest is in development or implementation.

Thank you! Aayush R.

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Roddrick’s Answer

Since you like both coding and building I would recommend doing either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. They are so many things you can do with both of these. Rather its from building robots or building lasers.

Thank you! Great to know, this is really helpful! Aayush R.

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Javier’s Answer

Engineering departements now a days have so many specialties and opportunities, so it is complictaed to define one or a few. If you have a particular preference in engeneering, then you may look into the internet for sites and companies working on that particular and understand better what and how they work.

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Javier’s Answer

Engineering departements now a days have so many specialties and opportunities, so it is complictaed to define one or a few. If you have a particular preference in engeneering, then you may look into the internet for sites and companies working on that particular and understand better what and how they work.

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Ajay’s Answer

Focus on databases. Data is the king in this age. Whatever programming language - they all need to interact with databases.


What are some careers/occupations that involve databases? Gurpreet Lally

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Brice’s Answer

If you like actually building things, working in an engineering lab environment might be a good fit for you. Engineering labs design and program test equipment, perform tear-downs of products for failure investigation, and build prototypes. They also us photography to document tear downs of competitors products in order to understand their designs. Engineering labs are also very good jumping-off points to learn engineering from the ground up. I have a good friend that started working in and engineering lab in high school as a technician, and had the company pay for his engineering degree. He is now a highly respected electrical engineer due to all his hands on experience from his lab days. Good luck!

Wow, thanks! That’s amazing! Aayush R.

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Roddrick’s Answer

Since you like both coding and building I would recommend doing either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. They are so many things you can do with both of these. Rather its from building robots or building lasers.

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Estelle’s Answer

It sounds like you may be a good fit for something like electrical engineering. This field is so broad that you could specialize in computer chip design, optics like lasers and quantum computing which will be a big thing in your lifetime. I had a friend who worked on infrared imaging kind of like night vision which was pretty cool. Make good grades, take as much math and physics as you can. Its a difficult degree, but worth it if you want to build things.

Thanks, I’m going to look into that! But I have another question regarding that, I’m a middle school student, and I am struggling to find opportunities so I can explore this field deeper, do you have any recommendations? Aayush R.

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Lou’s Answer

Any engineering field would be a good occupation as they all provide good compensation, challenging work, and a sense of accomplishment. The key to selecting your field of study is to match your strengths and interests to the field. Advanced math and science skills are the backbone of engineering. The major engineering fields of study are below, along with secondary education courses that are most relevant to these fields:

Chemical/Biochemical Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
Electrical and Computer Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
Mechanical Physics: Statics, Dynamics, Computer Aided Design, Drafting
Civil Physics: Statics, Dynamics
Industrial Math, Physics

Thanks! I have a small follow up question, are these courses only in high school? Aayush R.

These would be high school curriculum that you should take if you are interested in engineering, but are also part of the college curriculum presented in more depth. I listed these courses to provide insight into how personal interests and aptitude correlate to various engineering majors. Industrial engineering is by fat the least rigorous and math/science based. Regardless, I recommend taking as many advanced math and science courses as possible while in high school. Lou Felice

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