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I am currently working as a Automobile Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

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RE: I am currently working as a Automobile Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

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The Indian Automobile industry is going through a phase of rapid change and high growth. With new projects coming up on regular basis, the industry is undergoing technological change. The major players are expanding their plants and focusing on mass customization, mass production,etc.

Investment in Auto Sector:
Nearly every automobile company is investing at higher rate than ever before to achieve high growth trajectory. The overall investment in the sector has been increasing quite rapidly. It is expected that by the end of 2015 Indian Automobile sector will be investing a huge amount as Rs. 35,000 crores.

Growth in the Sector:
At present the industry is enjoying a growth rate of 14-17% per annum, with domestic sales growth at 12.8%. The growth rate is predicted to double by 2015.

As it is seen, the total sales of passenger vehicle cars, utility vehicles, multi-utility vehicles in the year has increased in such a way that they have overtake Germany and Japan in Sales Volumes.

Financing schemes have become an important factor in the growth of automobile sales. More and more financial schemes are coming up with easy installment plans to lure the customers.

Apart from the domestic production, the industry is consistently focusing on the automobile exports. The auto component segment is contributing a lot in the export arena. The liberalized policies of the government are now making the companies go for more and more exports.

Employment in the Sector:
Investment is leading to the employment growth in the sector. With the emergence of new projects and introduction of technological advancements, the focus is more on the skilled and experience human resource. The companies are looking for skilled and hardworking people who can give their best to the organization.

The engineers in the Automotive or Electrical or Mechanical field are in demand. Some of the firms going for automation, i.e. planning for CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems, are also recruiting people with IT specializations.

Job Roles:
As you are currently working as a "Automobile Engineer", you can diversify your job roles to:

1. Development Engineer:
Has responsibility for coordinating delivery of the engineering attributes of the complete automobile (bus, car, truck, SUV,motorcycle,etc) as dictated by the automobile manufacturer, governmental regulations and the customer who buys it.

2. Aerodynamics Engineer:
will often give guidance to the styling studio so that the shapes they design are aerodynamic, as well as attractive.

3. Body Engineers:
Will also let the studio know if it is feasible to make the panels for their designs.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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