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An electronics engineer helps to design and develop electrical components and systems. The job involves building and maintaining these systems. A wide range of sectors require this type of engineer, including the military, telecommunications, power companies, manufacturing and building services
Depending on the sector chosen, the job commonly involves carrying out studies and using CAD to draw up plans. Establishing budgets and timescales and producing reports and communicating with clients and managers are also likely to be involved. The electronics engineer may also have to coordinate other technicians, analyse data and oversee maintenance and inspection programmes
A high level of technological, scientific and mathematical skill is essential. Being able to communicate well and work in a team is also a prerequisite. Further education through an engineering technology or electronic engineering course is also usually required. Once employed, additional training is given on the job. As well as a wide range of specialist areas, there is also the chance to work overseas
Wages start at between £18,000 and £24,000 per year. Senior engineers can earn around £50,000 per year.


Working on electronic equipment throughout the design, development, assembly and installation process is the job of an Electronics Engineer. These engineers work on radios, control systems, transportation systems, and hospital diagnostics, medical and scientific equipments. They conduct research on technical information concerning their projects.
Their jobs often involve them working as a part of a team, completing tasks that are geared towards their specialisation or strengths. Electronics Engineers receive good salaries, and their work hours and benefits are dependent on the employer, job, company location or work demand.
An Electronics Engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Drafting and reviewing reports
• Attending meetings
• Networking with sub contractors
• Completing project tasks
• Improving designs of electronic components
• Researching test equipments and prototypes
• Installing electronic equipment


• Oral and written communication
• Understanding technical engineering information
• Information technology
• Being analytical and thorough
• Working with teams
• Understanding science, mathematics and statistics
• Planning and prioritising
• Managing budgets
• People and project management
• Health and safety regulations
• Being professional


The type of qualification possessed by an Electronics Engineer is dependent on the level of their responsibility. Their qualifications may include:
•    BTEC National Certificate
•    GCSE's (A
•    NVQ
•    City & Guilds (C&G)
Many Engineers pursue Bachelors, Masters and PHD Degrees in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Software Engineering.

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