Communications engineers are responsible for the research, design, development, and production of communications equipment and systems. They are involved in all aspects of service delivery from carrying out feasibility exercises to determining connectivity and signal access to preparing detailed, technical, and operational reports.
Some of the duties include designing, developing, installing, and testing system equipment and implementing procedures to make all components operational. As a result of an ever-increasing demand for broadband service, more professionals within this field work with internet technology. The field of electrical engineering strongly focuses on communications technology; consequently, electrical engineering certificate and degree programs are more common than programs devoted specifically to communications engineering. A bachelor's or master's degree gives a job seeker an advantage over a certificate alone.
The average hourly salary for the position is $36.54, which equates to $76,012 annually. The career is expected to grow in the near future and create new opportunities all across the United States.