Best Career Options after BTech – Computer Science & engineering
Even to this day, B. Tech is the most favourite graduation field among Indian students. Millions of students enrol in various engineering courses in thousands of universities across India; however, only a few end up being with a job in their specific domain. The rest either choose a post-graduation course, a job in other engineering domains or a completely different job in other industries. There are many career options after B. Tech that you can explore if you do not wish to work as you initially planned. In this post, we will take a look at the best career options that you can pursue after completing any B. Tech degree.
Should you opt for higher studies?
Before we begin our list, let’s discuss about pursuing higher studies after engineering. Post graduation has become compulsory to apply for many jobs. Besides that, having a post graduate degree on your resume provides you an added advantage over other individuals applying for the same job.
Post-graduation improves your worth, and pursuing it is indeed a great option in today’s time, when there is a huge lack of jobs across the nation.
Best Career Options after B. Tech
Let’s now move on to the top career options that you can consider exploring after passing your B. Tech:
1) Join the Indian Defence Forces
The Indian Defence forces have three wings- the army, the navy and the air force. You can find an employment opportunity with any of these wings as an engineer.
The Indian Army requires engineers who can support the soldiers in the field, through their technical knowledge. You can join the army through a program known as the Technical Graduate Course (TGC). Once you have cleared the exam, you will become a part of one of the three wings, namely Corps of Engineers, Corps of Signals and Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers.
If for some reason, you do not wish to join the army, you may consider serving the nation through the Indian Air Force. Here, you can become a part of the ground squad or the technical squad depending on your skills and, of course, qualifications. You must pass the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to enter this field.
In order to join the navy, you must clear Special Naval Architects Entry Scheme (SNAES).
2) Civil Services
UPSC is another medium through which you can serve the nation. Your parents may also feel proud even if you at least try – the result is secondary, as the UPSC Civil Services Exam is considered as one of the most difficult examinations in the entire world. You must prepare whole-heartedly for at least 1 year to successfully clear the exam and subsequent rounds in the initial attempts.
More than 10 lakh aspirants take up this exam every year. If you clear both the preliminary exam and the mains (including interview) you can gain the prestigious post of IAS, IPS, or IFS.
3) Get into private sector
Private sector offers a lot of career options after B. Tech. In case you haven’t been successful in grabbing a campus placement, you can take your time to research and get into private companies through reputed job portals such as LinkedIn, Indeed and Naukri.
Many private jobs need only a graduate – regardless of the specialization. But, since all graduates qualify for the job in question, there’s a lot of competition and a low salary. Your resume is where you can surpass your opponents. So, you must make sure that your skills catch your potential employer’s eyes as soon as they come across your CV.
Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gujarat and the NCR are home to lakhs of small-scale and medium-scale private companies. Getting hold of a decent job in these areas can be a cakewalk.
Two decades ago, engineers used to shy away from business ideas. However, the landscape has changed drastically over the course of years. This has been possible because of many notable startups that have been launched by engineers, every now and then. However, launching an innovative business isn’t as easy as it may sound. You have to come up with highly innovative ideas to make a mark. The entire journey involves a lot of perseverance and patience. But the rewards are indeed worth the effort!
5) Grab an internship
Internships are a great way to gain new skills without paying for it. Instead, if you are lucky, you may get some stipend for your time and effort. An internship is a 2-way gain game – both the company and the individual gain from it. There’s nothing to lose. Most internships – also known as apprenticeships – last only 6 months, but they help build your professional outlook and gain a vast understanding of work ethics.
6) Public Service Undertakings
Government run public Public Service Undertakings (PSUs) are a great place to start you career after B. Tech. But, in order to become eligible, you must get a certain score in GATE exam. Yes, most PSUs set a particular GATE score for individuals seeking a job with them. BHEL, SAIL and IOCL are among the top employers when it comes to government sector jobs. Their employees enjoy great remuneration, job security and a respectable position in the community.
7) Earn a certification
There is no age to stop learning! Even after completing your B. Tech, there’s a lot that you can learn through certifications. With many online learning portals on the rise in recent times, there are literally thousands of certifications that you can take up right from the comfort of your home. Engineers can pursue various digital marketing and programming certifications. Graduates in computer science and electronics can take up the following certifications:
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (Core Infrastructure)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
We hope that with the above-mentioned points you can now expand your long-term vision and work on turning your dreams into reality. Graduating with a B. Tech degree doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck with the conventional engineering jobs for your entire life. You can always gain new skills, apply for other jobs and appear for exams that will allow you to enter other industries.
Remember, you always have a choice!
Webtech Learning wishes you great luck for your career after B. Tech!