I've been visiting ATS for a long time, and I have noticed that a lot of members are either already in university studying a Tech/Engineering degree,
or have experience in this area i.e. career wise, etc.
I hope this is a suitable topic for this board and that members are happy with me asking for their advice
I've been looking at either an Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Computing degree. I'm technical minded with good analytical skills with an
interest in IT and technology.
Obviously, income and promotion potential rank highly on my list of future career prospects, as well as travel. I'm pulling more to the Computing
degree, but my concerns are that everyone and their mother is doing this, and India is a great concern as well, with a lot of IT jobs been outsourced
As for Electrical Engineering, again, there is a concern with India and China, with a lot of their populations seemingly taking this route. There is
also the concern that with future advancements, Electrical/Electronics could be replaced by something else (nano?) making the skills redundant.
I think it was only a decade or two ago (before my time) when typesetting, telephone operators, telex operators, etc made up a large portion of the
skilled service industry, and pretty much overnight they became obsolete with the advancement of technology.
I guess what I am really looking for, which there is very little information on, is the future global prospects of these two careers, what the income,
promotion, travel and advancement prospects are for students looking for a career in either industry. Maybe links to other sources with additional
information would be excellent.
If possible, I'd like to get the feedback from students-professionals who have had the experience of both the conventional service jobs, such as
accountancy, management, marketing, etc and related careers to the above degrees and what their opinions are in relation to the proposed questions.
I realise this isn't a career advice board and I'm only asking due to what seems like a large student and engineering professional memberbase.
Please feel free to delete or move if it is on the inappropriate board.
Thank you all in advance for offering your experiences and advice.