Industry experts believe instrumentation gives the pursuer an edge over mechanical or electrical engineers in terms of wider knowledge base. The pay is low initially but it gets better in later stages, once you develop the skills. It is also a highly responsible role as it includes a multitude and variety of tasks. On the other side, health could be affected due to high noise and temperature levels at manufacturing plants. You could also be required to work for longer hours. The jobs in sales, marketing and software are more as compared to core jobs.
There is hardly any area where instrumentation is not required. Hence, there is vast scope in this field.
The author is a senior technical correspondent at EFY