What can I do with a Major in
Individuals with a degree in Telecommunications have a
commitment to the pursuit of new technology that is changing the
way we communicate throughout the world.
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities
available to Telecommunications majors, you must look at yourself
and ask yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills and
accomplishments. Some examples of skills and qualities
employers look for are:
- Troubleshooting/Problem solving
- Attention to detail
- Information systems utilization
The sought after job applicant can:
Understand both voice and data communications equipment
Has the ability to plan and design networks Administer and manage
Local Area Networks (Lans) and Wide Area Networks (Wans)
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want
to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're after, job
security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these questions, you are not
alone. Make an appointment with an advisor in the Career Center. We want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and
how you want to apply this knowledge. A bachelor's degree in
Telecommunications and the appropriate skills and/or experience can
lead to positions as a:
Customer support specialist
Online content developer
Online service marketing
Computer security specialist
Junior product designer
Experience in the field or an advanced degree could lead to
certain positions as:
For information on graduate schools, consult Peterson's.
Typical places of employment are:
- Department of Homeland Security
- Federal, State and Local Governments
- NYC’s major Brokerage Houses and other major corporations
To help you decide which area to pursue you must do in-depth
research into each area of
specialization and/or industry you have an interest in.
Places to begin:
Talk to people in the field, talk to your professors,
write to and/or join one of the following
TCA - The Information Technology and Telecommunications
Association PO Box 278076 Sacramento, CA 95827-8076 (916)657-1003
For additional lists of Associations consult the Encyclopedia of