Where Can the Wireless Communications Industry Take You?
A career in the wireless communications industry offers exciting opportunities to connect communities, infrastructure and services, as well as create new efficiencies and safety standards in the way businesses work.
More than just designing and implementing commercial communication systems, you will play an important role in the development of the ICT industry. With constant innovations in wireless and mobile technologies, this is an exciting time to build skills and knowledge in a growing and vital sector.
What career opportunities and development paths are there in the wireless communications industry?
Working in the wireless communications industry is ‘hands on’ and offers two professional pathways, as well as a rewarding sales career for business development minded professionals.
Communications engineers have a university degree and are specialised engineers who work with devices that emit and receive radio waves. As a communications engineer you will be responsible for designing communication solutions for both private and public networks and may even become involved in end-user product design.
Communications technicians have completed an accredited training course and are responsible for the installation, implementation and testing of networks and systems. As a technician your responsibilities will extend from the workshop to the field, and you will be competent in the repair and maintenance of wireless communication equipment.
What are the benefits of working in the wireless communications industry?
Whether you are an undergraduate, recent graduate, career changer or school leaver, the best way to find out is to talk with someone already doing the job, preferably with one of the major employers, or contact ARCIA for more information. As a general overview, a career in the wireless industry offers great rewards including:
- A valued and broad range of skills complementary to the ICT sector
- Job security, with significant demand for your skills
- Satisfaction with a job that means something, connecting communities, infrastructure and services
- Variety and challenges, including problem solving and remote site work
“I chose a career in wireless communications because I felt it would bring me some great opportunities throughout my working life, and provide me with options to work for versatile businesses within one industry. As a two way wireless specialist, I get involved in the maintenance of significant communications infrastructure and systems, while finding solutions to industry problems.” – Sean Duxbury, Apprentice