Internet and telecommunications professionals: Career prospects for graduates

As technologies that are used across many different areas, the Internet, telecommunications, and mobile communications play a key role in all areas of business. Creative customized information and communication solutions shape our everyday lives and enable innovative applications in a wide range of fields. As a result,

What industries and sectors employ graduates?

  • Telecommunications, mobile communications, and Internet
  • Information, communications, and network technology
  • Telecommunications and network infrastructure at companies, public institutions, and data centers
  • Mobile computing and app development for telecommunications services
  • Software and system development for telecommunications systems and communications networks

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Telecommunications technician, mobile communications technician, network technician
  • Architect, planner, developer of hardware and software for telecommunications systems, mobile communications systems (especially wireless networks), and network infrastructure
  • System integrator
  • App developer, software developer for the realization of telecommunications services and Internet applications
  • Software and system tester
  • Technical consultant/advisor for telecommunications
  • Chief executive officer, managing director, chief technology officer, key account manager, area manager, product manager, sales manager, department manager, team manager, project manager, project employee, technical staff member, scientist, senior scientist

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Developing, planning, installing, starting up, configuring, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting telecommunications systems, mobile communications systems, contact center systems, and network management systems as well as network infrastructure and network components for provider networks, IP networks, VoIP networks, and wireless networks
  • Selecting manufacturers and integrating products and solutions for telecommunications systems, mobile communications systems, and contact center systems as well as for network infrastructure and network components
  • Developing hardware as well as operating system and application software for telecommunications systems
  • Developing service delivery platforms and applications for telecommunications services and Internet services
  • Analyzing and testing software for telecommunications systems and services
  • Evaluating technical feasibility and the necessary resources for the realization of telecommunications systems
  • Developing and coordinating standards for telecommunications systems and communications protocols in standards bodies
  • Developing and coordinating tenders
  • Technical sales and distribution
  • Planning and managing IT projects related to telecommunications, network technology, and the Internet
  • Planning products and portfolios for telecommunications systems and services and coordinating with the sales team
  • Presenting technical solutions for telecommunications systems