You like working with ideas that require an extensive amount of thinking. You like searching for facts and solving problems cerebrally. You like work that involves practical, hands-on problems and solutions. You’re a thinker and also a builder.
If any of that sounds like you, electronics engineering may be the career path for you. If you’re still on the fence, consider these points.
1. You Are Constantly on the Cutting Edge of Technology and Your Inventions Could Change the Industry
Radio frequency (RF) technology is crucial to advancements and continued modernization of the world; there can be no technological advancements without it. RF technology is so widely used in the modern world inhabitants’ everyday life that it’s become commonplace and easily overlooked. The electronics industry has already given the world monumental inventions like high-power multi-octave rf splitters that are mismatch tolerant, a battery with a steady current of electricity, the frequency-modulated radio, and the electronic television, and has kept moving forward without missing a beat.
2. You Could Be Directly Involved in the 5G Industrial Revolution
The 5G movement that started at the end of 2018 is a game-changer and is poised to kick off an industrial revolution when it goes wide. Smartphone users should see speed increases of up to 100 times the current experience and substantially reduced latency times. Perhaps the most noteworthy of everything 5G will accomplish is how it will expand one of the most important technologies of the 21st century: the IoT.
The network on which all our “things” already live and communicate is going to grow exponentially. Everything will be able to connect to the internet via embedded chips or software. Those elements will communicate with each other, the internet, and with us. Still, more growth and innovation are coming which means the job market is strong and getting stronger. The demand for a skilled electronics engineer who wants to devote their talents to RF will only get bigger.
3. You Are a Genuine Math Lover
Math is probably the most polarizing of all scholastic subjects; people either adore it or detest it. If you’re one of this rare breed of math lovers, listen up: Electronics engineering requires regular and extensive use of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and analytic geometry. You’ll be in math heaven, mathing your brains out. You’ll also be a member of the select 5% of the entire population that has a job that requires trigonometry or calculus.
Can you think of any other industries where you can work in the heart of technological modernization, have viable opportunities to invent something valuable to global advancement, participate in the hottest tech craze the world has seen in years, and cosine to your heart’s content — and get paid for it? It’s a win-win-win-win.