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Electronics Engineer Job Description

An electronics engineer is an engineer who deals with the design, fabrication and operation of electronic devices and systems. Electronics engineers apply scientific knowledge and engineering principles and techniques to design, develop and manage systems and devices used for the transmission and processing of analog and digital information, which are usually low power systems and devices.

An electronics engineer should be enthusiastic, innovative, methodical, analytical and practical, and have the ability to communicate effectively and work well with others in a team. They should also have manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination, normal color vision and the ability to work on energized circuits confidently and in a safe manner.

Famous electronics engineers include Sir John Ambrose Fleming (vacuum tube), Edwin Armstrong (FM radio), Guglielmo Marconi (radio), john Bardeen (transistor), Walter Brattain (transistor), William Shockley and Philo T. Farnsworth (television).

Pursue a career in electronics engineering if you have aptitude for mathematics and science, and interest in the design, development and operations of electronics systems.

What does an Electronics Engineer do?

Electronics engineers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Electronics engineers usually work normal office hours, but they may sometimes work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. They work in offices, laboratories, manufacturing plants and electronics workshops.

What is Required to Become an Electronics Engineer?

To become an electronics engineer, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering or a related discipline. Electronics engineering is a branch of electrical engineering.

Secondary school students interested in studying electronics engineering should take should take preparatory subjects such as chemistry, physics, computer, and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.


Just to give you an idea, some of the classes that you’ll be taking in college may include:


An electronics engineer may specialize in any of the following fields:

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Electronics engineers need to have:


Alternative Careers

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