In this blog I am going to share information about career options in telecommunications.
Telecommunication has brought the world very close, so much that in a minute we can establish an audiovisual contact with a person sitting several kilometres away from us. Someone has rightly said that because of telecommunications, the world has become a global village. The telecommunication industry delivers cellular phones, telephones, mobile internet, broadband, television, satellite communications and other services to the customers. The industry primarily means to deliver means of communication for distantly placed people with the help of technology for varied purposes like business, household or private activities, education, sports etc. There’s hardly anybody in India who does not own a telephone or a mobile! Being in touch with friends or family through mobile is commonplace, these days!
In India, courses available for telecommunications are B.E. (Bachelor in Engineering) in telecommunications, B.Tech (Bachelor in Technology) or B.Sc in telecommunication! Various technology institutes, universities and colleges are providing courses in telecommunication. Post graduation courses are also available in the said technology universities for engineering colleges in India. Some well known institutes for telecommunications are Certificate courses in Troubleshooting and networking, Certification in networking and telecommunication, Certificate courses in TCP/IP and Networking; Certificate courses in Cisco Networking. These diploma and certification courses add more to a mere graduation degree in telecommunication.
Telecommunication industry offers a variety of jobs to aspiring candidates. Since the Aviation department has converged with telecommunication, the opportunities for jobs have only increased. The major areas in telecommunication which are focused today are Optical networks, Wireless networks, Broadband technologies, Next generation networks etc. India is the second largest telecom in the world. Thus, the telecom industry is one of the biggest places to provide jobs to jobseekers. The profiles offered to candidates are Telecom engineer, System technician, SAP analyst, Server administration, Database administration, Network Engineers, Programmers etc. Candidates with telecommunication background can also join academia so that the knowledge is transferred to future generations.
The salary or remuneration of a candidate depends upon his academic qualification, merits, training, experience, location of job, responsibilities stipulated, and employer who is hiring him or her. However, the starting salary for any fresher should not be less than 1.5 lakhs per annum.
Apart from educational qualification in telecommunication, the candidate is required to possess certain skills for a good job like problem solving ability, design skills, technical skills, risk identification skills, good communication skills, networking and programming skills, mechanical aptitude and skills, knowledge of scientific discoveries in the given field with commercial applications of them, mathematical precision etc.
Well known employers in the telecommunication industry are Vodafone, Reliance, TATA teleservices, IMI mobiles, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Bharti Airtel, Micromax etc.
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