Electronics and communications engineers create many of the world's technological advances. Broadcast systems, telephone technology, aviation advances, automotive design and navigation systems are only a few of the developments that electronics and communications engineers are responsible for. These engineers develop, test, create and maintain the devices they are responsible for.
Scientific Research and Development Jobs
Engineers involved with scientific research and development are responsible for creating new products and innovations. Testing the design of these products and the feasibility of their use is another element of research and development. Researchers may also be required to test target audience reception of the product.
Aerospace Manufacturing Jobs
Aerospace manufacturing engineers are responsible for creating the parts for airplanes, satellites and ground control systems. Engineers design the parts, supervise their creation and may even be asked to repair broken parts. Maintenance and supervision of ground controls are positions available for electronics and communications engineers.
Architectural Design Jobs
Communications and electronics engineers are often employed in architectural design. Designing the structure of the building and creating an ergonomic design are components of architectural design. An engineer may also be hired specifically to design the communications and electronics necessary for the building. Researching the appropriate technology, ideal location and technical requirements necessary for the building are all possible responsibilities for an engineer.
Federal Government Jobs
The federal government hires electronics and communications engineers to fill a variety of roles. Repairing the government's airplanes and helicopters, customizing planes and maintaining military technology are all possible roles for a federal government employee. The federal government also hires engineers to work on unmanned aerial vehicles. Positions to maintain and develop communications systems are also available. As of 2010, the federal government hires over 17,000 electronics and communications engineers.
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