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December 20, 2009 7:26:21 PM

I need some guidance from some engineering professionals. I will be beginning my bachelors program this spring but I need some help to figure out which area would be best to concentrate in. My choices are; communication, computer, digital signal processing, electronic materials/MEMS and microelectronics, systems and control.

I am looking for the education that is most likely to lead to a career with good security and pay. I will be meeting with an advisor at the school in a couple of weeks but I wanted to get the opinions of professionals in the "real world". I know this is a very vague request but I thank you for any and all advice and guidance you can provide.
January 13, 2010 12:07:10 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I think that you must choose the communication way if this is focus to telecomunications. If doesn't the digital signal processing is a good option.
January 13, 2010 12:14:35 AM

BrianTX said:
I need some guidance from some engineering professionals. I will be beginning my bachelors program this spring but I need some help to figure out which area would be best to concentrate in. My choices are; communication, computer, digital signal processing, electronic materials/MEMS and microelectronics, systems and control.

I am looking for the education that is most likely to lead to a career with good security and pay. I will be meeting with an advisor at the school in a couple of weeks but I wanted to get the opinions of professionals in the "real world". I know this is a very vague request but I thank you for any and all advice and guidance you can provide.


I would suggest meeting with the local NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) chapter in your county. Whichever way you go, make sure you pursue professional licensure immediately upon graduation which will require you to attend a ABET accredited school.

www.nspe.org

After serving as a state president, I just stepped down as the Northeast Representative to the National Board of Directors....if ya send me a PM, let me know what state/city you're in and I'll set up something for you.
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January 17, 2010 11:16:49 PM

I'm surprised that you don't have the options for power systems. I would stay away from telecommunications industry, job security is not good there. Try to find out if you can specialize in energy storage and distribution, or power systems. If you want a good pay and secure job, then go into the power generation and transmission industry. Its not very exciting though, but if you can endure that then get into this industry. No country is going to outsource their power generation and transmission assets, so it is very secure, and also well paying.
February 14, 2010 5:41:07 PM

Good thoughts. If you want to meet smart electrical people check out your local ham radio club - you should meet some interesting people there.
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