Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Engineering & Technology, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
The most sought after Career choice in India, Engineering & Technology has numerous options. With numerous engineering colleges sprawling across all cities and towns, India is producing around 1,500,000 engineers per year, the highest in the world. Unfortunately, only 20% of the output is readily employable. Blame the education system or the institutions most of the blame should go to the parents as most of them cannot think beyond engineering. These days we are finding engineering graduates in all career fields some as unrelated as tour operators, facilities in-charge, administration etc.
Engineering is a great career to choose if one has clarity on the abilities and future path. With technical, analytical and science skills Engineers could change the world with research, development, services, manufacturing, design, etc. However most of the engineers, irrespective of their stream are ending up either in IT or irrelevant fields. Hence there is absolute need to have clarity while selecting engineering as career choice. Beyond this the career demands lot of practical experience.
Engineers are known for problem solving and analytical skills hence could be readily accommodated into several jobs. However, unless choose wisely there is great chance to end up in odd jobs, hence spoiling their careers. Pay package depends mostly on the institution from which you passed out however one could expect decent salaries compared to graduates from other fields. Master’s degree would definitely help in elevating package and hiring position.
Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology, preferably from premium institution. Master’s degree and specialization would help to work in the niche fields. Few extra certifications and apprenticeship would help, especially if you are targeting IT or manufacturing fields.
Analytical skills, Logical, Problem solving, Design, Communication, Inter personal.
Graduate from premium institution would draw a package of INR 10L – 15L and for the rest it would be around 5L.