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Which is best way to go among digital, analog, microwave/RF or DSP

  1. Feb 7, 2012 #1
    Hi all,
    I have been thinking about doing Master's degree in Electrical Engineering but I'm really not sure which way to go. In fact I'm more into digital and DSP but I though it would be great idea to hear from experts in the field regarding the future job market and salaries especially in US/Canada for these two and about analog and microwave/RF. What is the hot industries for each of these? I'd really appreciate any comments and suggestions.
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  3. Feb 7, 2012 #2
    You can't go wrong with either of these fields. In general, my guess is that the RF and Microwave field could pay better, but job security might be worse than a job working on DSP, which has all sorts of applications.

    But, as with any such opinions, past experience is no indication of future performance.
  4. Feb 7, 2012 #3


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    Study what you enjoy, not what you think will get you a better job.
  5. Feb 8, 2012 #4
    Thank you both Jake and fss. I really enjoy learning electronics in general but I just thought it would be wise to consult those who took a similar route. DSP is indeed fun and promising and so is analog but I guess I'd stick with DSP and embedded.
  6. Feb 8, 2012 #5
    All good comments and I'll add this too- if you fancy yourself a good engineer, plan on doing them all eventually. I have done designs requiring all four and there's a good chance you will too over your career.
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