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Is IT is the best field for money making for a engineer.

Question asked by Anil Jain in #Coffee Room on Sep 29, 2009
Anil Jain
Anil Jain · Sep 29, 2009
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Since last 6-7 years, I am observing a trend, "No matter from which branch student completes his/her technical education (Engineering), he/she want a job in IT industry due to facinating / hefty pay packages"

Is this observations is correct?? If yes, upto what extent?? Don't you think that students are wasting there precious 4 years educational knowledge??

Also, please let us know from which branch you have done engineering? and in which field you are working?? Are you justifying with your engineering knowledge??

I am starting from my own experience.:

Engineering Done: Structural
Working in: IT industry

-CB Posted in: #Coffee Room
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Sep 29, 2009
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Nice debate topic!

What you mentioned applies to most of the engineers from Indian subcontinents. I'm not sure if its true all over the world.

There's a solid reason behind it. The difference between the dollar and currency of developing countries is phenomenal. Every dollar outsourced becomes ~50 Rupees in India. That's why the salaries software engineers get are quite higher than salaries offered to fresh electrical/electronic/civil/structural engineers.

But is IT the best field? No.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal · Sep 29, 2009
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well I am doing computer science and engineering and currently i am not working in any organization since i am a 3rd year year student
and when i join cse I have no idea of using computer and any knowledge about it...and i was pressurized by my parents to join this
but today i think that at that time they took right decision for me
and i think IT is best money making field ..since there are lot of oppurtunities in this field and i personally think with computer you have never to be job dependent....ie my personal opinion only
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ · Sep 29, 2009
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It depends, whether the country has invested in or has set up technology incubators based on specific industries and resources (both human and natural), etc.

In oil rich nations, chemical/petroleum engineers are one of the most highly paid engineers. For other countries, biotechnology is the "in" thing.

The consequence of IT outsourcing business in India, that itself will cause the IT field in countries such as the US to be less attractive. Gohm could confirm this, but its the civil and mechanical (including aerospace) trades that are the top ones in the US now.
vishnu priya
vishnu priya · Sep 29, 2009
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Actually i have a brother who had completed his engineering in MECHANICAL and now he is working in a software company as a Software engineer...

But i really don't understand the logic behind these things!!!
clarence456
clarence456 · Oct 8, 2009
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Hiiiiii!!! Nice post.My brother is doing computer science and engineering and currently he is not working in any organization since he is a 3rd year student
and when he join cse he has no idea of using computer and any knowledge about it...and he was pressurized by parents to join this but today he think that at that time they took right decision for him.and he think IT is best money making field ..since there are lot of oppurtunities in this field and he personally think with computer you have never to be job dependent....i.e his personal opinion only and my also.






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safwan
safwan · Oct 8, 2009
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yes , I believe specially in India but if you are in Gulf country liks KSA then its petrochemical engineering because of Oil Domination. Now a days nuclear engineering is also money making . 😛

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