Electronics engineers design and develop systems for industry, from mobile communications to manufacturing and aerospace.
There will be
3% more Electronics engineer jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You could research, design and develop electronic components and equipment in a range of industries, for example:
Your day-to-day duties will include:
You'll often work on a project with a team of engineers, technicians and IT staff. You'll follow electrical health and safety regulations.
You'll usually need a foundation degree, HND or degree in electronic or electrical engineering, or engineering technology.
Employers may accept qualifications in related subjects like physics, maths or computer science. See the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for courses.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Starter salary: £21,000 to £25,000
Experienced salary: £40,000 to £55,000
These figures are a guide.
You'll usually work around 40 hours a week. You may work longer to meet project deadlines.
You'll usually work in an office or a lab. You may work in factories, workshops or outdoors.
With incorporated or chartered engineer status you could:
You could also move into patent law.
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