The 21st century may be the digital age but it is first and foremost dominated by electronics. There would be no digitization of data if there was no electricity and electronics. The lives of most people in the world today are ruled by the prominence of electronic gadgets and services. In some ways, it has become a marker of economic development and civilization.
People today are inundated by a plethora of electronic devices that claim to make their lives easier and comfortable. It has become very uncommon to conceive of a life without a host of electronic services at your disposal. Innovators, scientists, engineers, etc. have brought about mind-boggling advancements in the field of electronics that have gone beyond the basic applications of electricity and electronics itself as conceived by Thomas Alva Edison and later John Ambrose Fleming.
Proliferation of electronic devices
The applications of electricity and electronics have had far-reaching consequences for people around the globe. There are very few households in the world, and those too are mostly in under-developed countries, who do not utilize electronic services and products. They have proliferated the lives of individuals and if you think that is a gross generalization, all you need to do is think back to your own life and the lives of those you know, to realize how dependent you are on electronics.
The following is just a cursory glance at the most common electronic gadgets:
- Television, home theatre system, DVD player, radio, satellite dishes, etc.
- Cell phone, tablet, PC, laptop, printer, e-book reader, etc.
- Microwave, oven, washing machine, water heater, refrigerator, washing machine, security system, sprinkler system, etc.
The above mentioned electronic devices are relatively common and utilized for domestic purposes. There are a host of other electronic equipment that are necessary for the service and manufacturing industry that the common person isn’t even aware of.
The need for field service technicians
This increased reliance on electronics means that there is a consequent increase in the demand for field service technicians. It is not simply enough to have customer support centers for electronic equipment as it is not possible to transport many appliances and gadgets easily. It is only compact gadgets such as cell phones, laptops, etc. which can be taken to a service center for repairs.
For all your other equipment, whether it is at home or at work, you will need to call in an electronic field service technician. Such technicians are either formally trained or have learnt from on-the-job experience and are usually contracted to a specific company that specializes in electronic repairs. They come equipped with electronic tool kits for field service that are suited to the nature of repairs they have been employed to make.
Job prospects for the field service technician
As the human civilization is becoming more heavily dependent on electronic gadgets, it is safe to assume that any new technology will continue to be electronics-based. In such an environment, it seems only plausible that there will be an even bigger demand for field service technicians.