01/02/2022

5G Telecoms Engineers: Why Study a Master’s?

The rise of 5G means there will be a growing need for highly skilled engineers. Could this be you?

The 5G revolution is set to change engineering and the job market forever. If the world of 5G fascinates you, a master’s in telecommunication engineering could be the right investment in your career.

The University of Bolton’s MSc Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Telecommunications course is a fantastic introduction to 5G and associated technologies, providing students with a solid grounding in the applications that will shape the 5G roll-out. Here are some of the reasons you should apply!

5G-ready engineers are in demand

Thanks to 5G, many newly qualified technicians and 5G-ready engineers will find themselves in high demand over the next few years, giving them incredible negotiating power when it comes to salaries.

For those with the right skills and experience, it will be a candidate-driven market. Talent is becoming a key commodity, and there could be a huge skills gap for many years to come. In fact, there’s research to suggest that there could be as many as 22 million 5G-related positions needing to be filled between now and 2035!

Better jobs with better salaries

Entering the 5G industry means you’ll be well compensated for your efforts. But we’re not just talking about take-home pay. Yes, 5G engineers will have access to higher earning roles. But there will also be opportunities to negotiate great deals and perks, which can help provide a better quality of life and even work/life balance for the right applicants.

Furthermore, the jobs on offer will improve employee engagement and create more job satisfaction. This is because companies are focused on automation at every turn. Automated workloads for engineers will mean fewer menial tasks to complete, and a chance to focus on top-line, strategic and creative work. The type of work that engineers are most passionate about! This is the key to empowering workers and ensuring they have a sense of purpose and the ability to develop and grow.

The introduction of 5G can improve lives

If having a purpose and a reason to get up every day matters to you, working as a 5G telecoms engineer could be the right job for you.

5G is designed to do a variety of things that can transform our lives, including giving us faster download speeds, low latency, and more capacity and connectivity for billions of devices. It can improve access to communication across the globe. From connected cars and advanced gaming technology to improved wearable healthcare devices, 5G touches lives in so many ways.

It can benefit businesses too, especially in the areas of virtual reality (VR), the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Are you interested in doing a master’s in telecommunication engineering? Postgraduate training not only improves your skills to tackle the 5G skills gap, but it opens up many opportunities for career progression and jobs with higher earning potential.

At the University of Bolton, we are proud to deliver #UniAsItShouldBe, putting students, and their needs first. Our MSc Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Telecommunications course has been carefully designed to address the worldwide demand for top technology talent and follows our ethos of being teaching-intensive, research-informed (TIRI).

Looking to apply in 2022/23? Find out more about our MSc Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Telecommunications course.

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