An engineer is a technical professional. He or she is responsible for the supervision of designing, manufacturing as well as building processes and other technical staff. The role of engineer is to research design and develop equipment, devices, and other components of a machine, building, or even software.
Let’s look at 5 more specific paths that are currently taking shape and becoming magnets for top engineering students:
1. Robotics Engineering
The “rise of the robots” is an important topic in the future of labor and productivity. The International Federation of Robotics has estimated that by 2018, 1.3 million industrial robots will have entered service in factories worldwide. Robots can perform many common work-related tasks previously done only by humans, such as assembling complex electronics and helping with surgery.
Robotics engineers are responsible for designing robots and the systems they use. They work with computer-aided design software to create blueprints and parts that can be used to create a robot. Robotics engineers also test their designs and robots to ensure they function correctly.
Average salary for a Robotics Engineer in India is 3.5 Lakhs per year (₹29.2k per month). Salary estimates are based on 1367 latest salaries received from various Robotics Engineers across industries.
2. Water/environmental Engineering
Water and environmental engineering has to do with water resources development and management, yield analysis, low and flood flow hydrology, river hydraulics, design of hydraulic structures such as dams, tunnels and pump stations, water services, water quality and water treatment, as well as coastal and port .
In the US, for example, the median salary for environmental engineers was around 88,860 USD per year in 2019. This is based on data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics. According to this data, Environmental Engineering jobs are expected to grow by 3% by 2029.
3. Aerospace engineering
Aerospace engineers are employed in industries in which workers design or build aircraft, missiles, systems for national defense, or spacecraft. They work primarily for firms that engage in manufacturing, analysis and design, research and development, and for the federal government.
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4. Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineers work in areas such as chemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food, energy, environment, consumer products, electronics, nanotechnology, advanced materials, and finance. Chemical engineers have jobs in research, design, development, manufacturing, optimization, teaching, and consulting.
Chemical engineer majors can find a variety of job prospects with different manufacturers around the world that can offer high-paying salaries, which can make it an appealing degree program for those interested.
The application of chemical engineering is in diverse industries - e.g. in industries manufacturing paints, dyes, varnishes, drugs, acids, petroleum, fertilizers, foods, dairy products. They may work in textile or plastic industry or even in glass or rubber industry. The application of this branch is extensive.
5. Telecommunication Engineering
Telecommunication engineers work with the defense services, in the broadcasting sector, electronic/mass communication sector, with the Government as well as with the manufacturing industry.
Telecommunications Engineers are in great demand in research and development activities. There is an expected job growth of two per cent by the year 2028 in the career as Telecom Engineer.
They are responsible for the designing & installation of the telecommunications equipment and ensure the data transmitted over wired or wireless communication is of high-quality. The telecom engineering field varies from radio and television to Satellite, computer networks the internet, and optical fiber.
Telecommunication Engineer salary in India ranges between ₹ 1.4 Lakhs to ₹ 13.4 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 3.6 Lakhs.