Career Options for Electronics and Communication Engineers - Job Opportunities

“Electronics and Communication Engineering” is one of the fastest growing field of engineering courses. It involves the transmission of information across the channel.

The Electronics & Communication Engineering involves the transmission of information across channels such as a coax cable, optical fiber or free space. You can work on designing equipment such as routers, switches, multiplexers and electronic switching systems, copper telephone facilities and fiber optics.

This blog provides Career Guidance, Choices, Career development strategies, Job Opportunities, Salary and Skills Required in the field of Electronics and Communication for ECE, MSc Electronics students to make a successful career.

First thought that comes to the mind of final year students is, What Next after the course. Shall i look for a Job or Pursue Higher Studies. As you all know, recent recession make us sit and think about type of Jobs that can withstand any market condition. Lots of people were forced to have a career change, in order to get a job. It's important to choose a job that offers a bright career for a longer duration, that can withstand the challenging market conditions. In the following sections we will look into list of different career options, job opportunities and skills sets needed for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Majors to succeed in his/her profession.

Electronics and Communication cover vast areas in the field of engineering. It is not possible for a person to become an expert in all the fields. So, one should choose one or two areas of interest from the list of sub fields given below, which is close to your heart. Also, to keep you updated about latest technologies and inventions in this domain, go through IEEE articles and Journals. Nowadays, a lot of Engineers after completing Electronics and Communication engineering course, opt for IT Jobs. Electronics engineers who opt for IT jobs, can go through the blog on Careers Choices for Computer Science Engineers : Job Opportunities.

Where to start ?

Engineers and MSc Electronics students get hired by companies during campus recruitment or during walk ins conducted directly by companies or by consulting firms. Since the number of openings for freshers in the field of Electronics and Communication is far less compared to the students passing out every year, it is very important for a budding engineer to get placed during campus recruitment and cross the first hurdle in your career.

Students can opt for higher studies, if you don't get placed during campus recruitment. Even if you get placed, to get noticed for your work as a fresher and get promoted is difficult, because companies hire freshers in large numbers. So, to give an incremental push to your career, it is good to have MS in Electronics and Communication.

How to get hired during Campus or off Campus Recruitment ?

Placement takes place during penultimate year or final year of the course. If you didn't get placed during campus recruitment, try to get jobs via consultancies or during off Campus recruitment. Placements are done in two stages. In the first stage, there will be Aptitude Test and Technical Test. So you should be well trained in aptitude test.

Technical Test will be mainly based on Electronics, Circuit Design, Communication, Microprocessor and digital electronics. You should try out executing Microprocessor programs rather than learning from books. This will helps you to get a hands on experience and helps you answer questions about troubleshooting, execution methodology and program solving skills.

Based on the performance in the first stage, you will be selected to the second stage. In the second stage, there will be Group Discussion(GD) followed by Face to Face Technical Interview and HR Interview. In the group discussion, make sure that you are active and crisp in conveying your ideas. Please don't enforce your ideas on others during the GD. Technical interview will be based on what you have learned in your course. Interviewer look's for your knowledge on a topic as well as your level of confidence. HR Interview will be based on your personality.

If your are not getting placed, try for internships. Internship helps you gain experience and get paid.

Choosing right company for a bright Career ?

This field has an opportunity in two types of companies, Telecom Industries and Software Industries.

An electronics and communication engineer can work in aviation and avionics, consumer electronics, electricity plant, manufacturing, transportation, communication & telecommunication, computer application, radio & television, diagnostic equipment manufacturing and offshore companies.

Electronics and Communication Products and Solutions are used in various industries across the world. Major Industries which offer Jobs for ECE engineers are


01. Electronics Circuit Design

02. Signal processing

03. Wireless Communication

04. Optical Communication

05. Robotics

06. Embedded Systems

07. Analog electronics

08. Digital electronics

09. Telecommunications

10. Power Electronics

11. Consumer Electronics

12. Solid State Physics

13. Control systems

14. VLSI

15. Defense

16. Nanotechnology

  • 17. Mobile Companies

TOP Companies which offer JOBS for ECE engineers are




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hcllogoHCL Technologies

Tech-Mahindra-Company-LogoTech Mahindra

Skill Set Required for getting Jobs

OB CategoryRequired Skill SetJob Openings
VLSIVerilog and VHDLVLSI Jobs
Circuit DesignElectronics Circuit Design BasicsCircuit Design Jobs
Chip DesignTransistor Process technology , MicroprocessorsEmbedded Jobs
Mobile CommunicationsNetwork Switching, Communication Basics, Voice over Internet protocols and interactive voice recognitionTelecom Jobs
NetworkingCCNA or CCNP Certification.CCNA CCNP Jobs

In order to get Jobs in the above companies, one should have following skill sets

So, it will be wise if you choose your final year academic projects in any of these fields. By doing so, you will have a greater expertise and hands on experience.

Electronics and Communication Engineering Salary

First thing that comes to the mind of electronics student are, How much i can earn from the job. Salaries differ based on the companies you get placed. Big MNC's like Texas Instruments offer salaries in the range of INR 60,000 – 120,000 per month. Indian companies offer salaries in the range of of INR 30,000 – 60,000 per month. If you get placed in US or Europe, salaries are in the range of 2,500$ – 4000$ per month. Based on your talent and experience, salaries can vary.

Higher Education Opportunities for Electronics and Communication Students

There is a lot of scope for students doing M.S or M.Tech in the field of electronics and communication. Having masters will certainly improve your career prospects and help you get hired by top MNC's. Governments across the globe are spending millions of dollars in this field for research and development. So, scope for doing Phd in these fields is a risk worth taking. You will get scholarships and financial aid to do PhD from various government and non government organizations. If you planning to do MS or PhD programs in US, you had to go through GRE and TOEFL exams. For M.Tech, you should score high in GATE exams.

Major Universities which offer MS are: 

Top Universities for MS, Phd

01. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

02. MA Stanford University 

03. University Of California

04. Georgia Institute of Technology 

05. GA University of Michigan

06. Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh 

07. California Institute Technology 

08. NY Princeton University 

09. University Of IIIionis 

Hope this article help you in providing an insight about the Jobs and Opportunities in Electronics and Communication Engineering 
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