Is embedded systems a good career? – Scopes and Opportunities

Is embedded systems a good career?

We are all aware that tech-related career opportunities are limitless, You could be a software developer, game designer, application designer, Software engineer, and a lot more! And since these opportunities are so limitless, we would like to introduce you to a whole stream of new tech-related jobs that you might not even have heard of before!

We have been discussing Embedded systems in thorough detail through our past articles, and have multiple times pointed out how it is one of the most booming industries in the world.

Coupled up with the right Internet of Things technology and you have the perfect recipe for a great future.

Considering the fact, that the concept of Embedded systems and the knowledge associated with it, is such an integral part of a technologically advanced future, we can also conclude the fact that this industry has great opportunities for people interested in it!

And thus, today, we would introduce you to multiple jobs that you can get in the Embedded systems industry, what knowledge/ degree you should have, and what is the paying scope of this industry. While also tackling whether the Embedded system industry is a good career choice or not.


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Embedded system career opportunities and degree required


Just like every other industry, the embedded system industry also provides you with multiple opportunities in different fields and areas of work. This means that it is not necessary that you work only within the mechanical or the electronic aspect of the industry but can also be hired as a marketing specialist or sales specialist and much more!

Below are just a few career options in this vast industry that will soon become one of the most demanded fields of work:

  1. Embedded Software Engineer (firmware)
  2. System Software Engineer (kernel & RTOS)
  3. Application Software Engineer (device drivers)
  4. Software Test Engineer.
  5. Embedded Hardware Engineer.
  6. Embedded System Trainer.
  7. Marketing & Sales Executive.


Remember, these are just a few of the jobs that you can find within this industry!


But the important question is what qualifications do you need to have to land a job in this industry? Well, let’s see:


  1. you will need to have some fundamental skills to set you apart from the competition since it is a highly competitive industry. You should focus on learning C and C++
  2. To land an embedded development position, it’s helpful to have certain degrees and/or IT certifications to your name.
  3. Moreover, personal projects and experiences communicate your expertise to employers even better than acquired education.
  4. Lastly, you should have some basic understanding of interfacing peripherals, compilers, vision control, and text editors for writing code.


Might seem scary, right? Well, it’s not! Once you indulge yourselves in the world of tech, we are sure that you will love it!


Now, that we are done with understanding what opportunities this career path holds for you, let’s look at its scopes and see whether a career in this field is worth it or not?


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Embedded system career scope


According to more than 50% of hiring websites, embedded system software engineers in India make an average annual salary that ranges from ₹ 1.9 Lakhs to ₹ 13.8 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.2 Lakhs. However, this is highly variable to a ton of factors like – location, industry, organization size, and more.

Although it is often noted that initial packages are not very high once people earn an experience of 3-4 years in the industry, your packages become more and more attractive, This is because India has a huge demand for Embedded system software engineers and other people related to this industry.


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So, if you are thinking that the scope of this industry is not very high, then you wrong!

The embedded system industry is a great career path not just financially but also in a more holistic approach. You get to work with industry experts, learn about new technologies every day, and meet knowledgeable people while earning a great amount of money!


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