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Is Instrumentation Engineering a Good Career?

Do you love working with technology?

Do you have a passion for numbers?

Are you detail orientated and a keen problem solver?

If you find the field of engineering to be interesting, then a career in Instrumentation might be great fit for you! If you’re considering specialising in the field of instrument engineering, here are some of the benefits that can result from working in this in demand sector:

what is instrumentation engineering?

Instrumentation Engineering specialises in the management of advanced equipment used to monitor and control machinery in the manufacturing and processing industries.

Instrument Engineers combine skills from a scientific and engineering perspective to become experts in measurement and analysis of data typically in advanced manufacturing sectors, you could work in the biomedical industry, power industry, robotics, airport automation and many more!

Because instruments and devices are the heart of each and every system, this field is very vast and finds its use in almost every engineering application. What’s more, due to its wide scope and a variety of career opportunities, Instrumentation Engineering is one of the most promising and careers and as such are in high demand.  

Areas you may work in 

  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Monitoring
  • Automation 
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Control
  • Maintenance

What are the benefits? 

  • Competitive Pay

The exact number will depend on where you’re working, your education, skill set and experience, but as a guide the current national average (June 2022) for an Instrument Engineer is £51,606 in the UK, as reported by Glassdoor.

  • Career Advancement

Although you may begin at an entry-level position, there will be a plethora of opportunities to advance into managerial positions and other more challenging and economically rewarding roles. If you are interested in career advancement, be aware that you may be required to obtain a graduate-level degree to gain access to advanced instrument engineer jobs.

  • Occupational Options

Although the term “instrument engineering” may seem very specific with limited job options, nothing could be further from the truth – there are a plethora of job roles and responsibilities that an instrument engineer might perform.  

Sounding like the career for you?

If you want to know which steps you need to take in order to work within this field, first and foremost, you need to obtain a bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a field that is maths related. You will need to have excellent communication skill, exceptional problem-solving skills and possess a strong aptitude for physics and maths.

To make an informed decision, consider the information listed above regarding some of the benefits that can result from pursuing this career path. Good luck!

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MARS Recruitment specialise in recruiting for high tech, low volume manufacturers who design and build cutting edge technology. The typical positions we recruit for cover most areas within a specialist manufacturer, from junior/graduate roles through to senior management: Manufacturing, Production Engineering, Design, Mechanical or Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain & Purchasing, Operations, Project Manager, & Senior Management.

Our team have an exciting network of hiring clients which range from tech start-ups, established SME’s and global corporations to put your career in touch with. Search our live roles or get in touch to find out if we could have an opportunity for you.