The keyword used in describing Electrical Engineering job trends is “high,” according to Angela Keller, vice president of recruiting at the U.S. recruiting ﬁrm Randstad Engineering: “High growth, high salaries, high demand, high competition among hiring companies.”
That competition is benefiting EEs, giving them both over-abundance of choices and better entry-level paychecks. Particularly hot areas for Electrical Engineers include embedded systems engineering, control engineering, robotics, and design validation. Current Prophets (Researchers) says; at the core of these seemingly contrasting trends lies a strong cross-industry focus on product development, often aided by some degree of automation to speed the process.
Every company is currently focused on the next best thing. None can afford to relax even for a second. They are all racing to find what’s next and all that pressure is exerted down to the engineers. To be an experienced system- control engineer, you should be willing to travel frequently around the world to meet different teams, helping out with a new product, commissioning design ideas, and assisting with the repair.
Many universities especially Carnegie Mellon University in the US is seeing its graduating students securing jobs in robotics, the Internet of Things, machine learning, and data analytics. But that doesn’t mean everyone is heading to a bleeding-edge startup. “Technologies like machine learning are [everywhere] now: retail, banking, manufacturing,”.
EEs can boost their attractiveness even further by shoring up their communication hacks and they shouldn’t brush it off as a mere soft skill since it has become part and parcel of the EE’s job. Internally, [EEs] now communicate with designers, manufacturing teams, sales. Externally, they might be asked to speak to regulators or represent in media situations, explaining technical projects to a broad audience. Enhancing those skills will bring even more [opportunities].
The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of Electrical Engineering is currently starting to blur the lines. Having the title Electrical Engineer will no longer be that helpful due to the underlying changes and advancements of the technologies and systems demands. It will never be enough with generation, transmission, and distribution since that has been done by the “Electrical Engineers.” It’s no longer about the best engine making of the best car; it’s all about the best overall system.
Beyond growth in all engineering sectors, the problem is, you’ll get a company saying they need 99 engineers to design and build a self-driving car. But that experienced skill set isn’t there yet. It’s revolutionary. Where do they pull these engineers from?