How to become a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer ?

PCB Design-When it all started-History of PCB design

Paul Eisler is credited with the invention of printed circuit while working in England around 1936 on a part of radio. Around 1943 USA started using the technology to make proximity fuses which explodes automatically based on pre-set distance. Printed circuits only became popular around 1950’s and since then every decade has seen a new invention which makes this field very exciting and innovating. The advancement of technology has seen hand made PCB’s converted into complex multi-layer PCB’s.

Why you need PCB Designers?

Printed circuit Boards are the Heart of any Electronics. Expanding horizons in Electronics market has brought tremendous demand for trained and experienced PCB designers. There are millions of job opportunities waiting for right designer and thinkers. We need new, different, improved electronics products all the time, so sometimes this  field is also called as ever-green field.

How much PCB designer earn?

As per bls.gov (Bureau of labor statistics, USA) Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians average salary (2012 median pay) can be considered as $57,850 per year or $27.81 per hour.  In India as per statistics by the TimesJobs.com the salary in PCB design ranges from 100,00 to 1,000,000 in rupees as per experience.

Educational Requirements for PCB design Engineers

To work in PCB design on Electronics field a degree in Electronics field is a must. If you have passion to learn and explore and bachelor degree, diploma or masters in Electronics, this could be your career.

What are Courses and Certification to get into PCB DESIGN?

Unfortunately, there are no formal accredited degrees for Printed Circuit Board design. PCB Design tool vendors provide training for specific tools and then there are few leading companies like Argus who has world class training division which helps fresher’s and senior alike to get into PCB design area or to enhance their skill set. To clear C.I.D. through the IPC could be a starting point and can give you theoretical knowledge of PCB Design. But board design could be very specific like analog, digital, RF or high speed depending on the application it will be used. Hands-on experience with proper guidance is the way to make your career in PCB Design area.

How Argus can help you in your PCB Design career?

Argus has offices in USA, UK and India. We are customer-centric and have consistently delivered high quality high-speed multi layer PCB designs requirements. We are in constant lookout for fresher, or senior PCB design professionals who can join our ever growing achievers team. If you are fresher and want to start your career in PCB design drop us an e-mail or call us. If you are experienced and want to work on new and exciting products contact us.

With unpredictable and ever changing technology trends PCB designers gets chance to work on many  revolutionary products. If want to become PCB designer and interested for more information drop us an e-mail or call us.

 

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