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IT/Communication jobs vs software/hardware jobs

  1. Sep 2, 2015 #1
    I was told many many.... many times that its better to study IT and communication because there are more jobs available, and The software/hardware jobs are only possible to get in California, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and its very difficult to get them. Is this true??
    So if you study Computer Science, Computer engineering, Electronics engineering or Robotics then its very difficult to get a job that is hardware/software based and you are forced to work in IT/communication related job, but you are less likely to be hired than a person with the IT and Communication degree.
    Is this really a case?
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  3. Sep 2, 2015 #2
    No. At least in the US this is not the case. I work with software developers with degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, philosophy, and no degree at all. Your college major does not necessarily dictate your career options.
  4. Sep 15, 2015 #3
    Computer hardware engineers design new computer hardware, creating blueprints of computer equipment to be built test the completed models of the computer hardware they design, Analyze the test results and modify the design as needed Oversee the manufacturing process for computer hardware Maintain knowledge of computer engineering trends and new technology. For a good job you have to make a good resume.you can search on government service jobs. You will get countless number of resumes written by experts.It is amazing service from my experience.
  5. Sep 17, 2015 #4
    You haven't really said what career you want (assuming its career advice you are after!)... but I work in an Electronics and Instrumentation company in the UK. I am currently recruiting for an electronics engineer and I get 5 CVs a day from people with IT/Comms degrees, I get another 5 from people with "Electronics" degrees who have done nothing but software and maybe put a RPi on a plastic robot. Don't get me wrong, i'm not knocking people with a degree, if you put the time and the effort in and get a good grade then thats great but... in my field especially, electronic hardware engineers I think will be paid the big bucks in 10-15 years because all the universities seem to be focusing on software, but the software guys will always need some hardware to blow up when they start picking up screwdrivers and soldering irons :)

    That being said, for a real world electronic engineering job I would study electronics/robotics because IT/Comms will not give you the necessary skills... just my opinion though!
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