Metallurgical science is consisting of physical metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, and mineral metallurgy and special engineering branch are there which deals with the processing and transforming metal into functional products. These products are used in industries like healthcare, transportation, defence, etc. Those who are in this profession are an advantage to get more remuneration compared to another engineering branch.
Metallurgical engineers have a wide range of job openings in both private and public sector companies. They can seek employment in companies which sell, buy or manufacture metallic products. There are promising job opportunities in the academic field in India and abroad. One can go for the scientific research and development department as a research fellow. The salary package for the fresher can be around 40000 rupees a month which can grow higher and higher.
Desired candidates must have experimental techniques for handling the instruments. One should also have analytical ability and in-depth knowledge of basic science. Additional attributes include the ability to take quick decisions, patience, and physique to bear hard work.
One must have passed 10+2 level to get into the undergraduate program in metallurgy. One can also opt for a master degree in the same subjects. Some of the specializations are thermodynamics, physical metallurgy, electrometallurgy, powder metallurgy, and corrosion engineering.
Merits and Demerits
There is wide scope into the industry, research, and academic field. The candidate would also get the scope of learning as this subject is multidisciplinary. Disadvantages are: it requires a lot of hard work and physical fitness. It is also a hazardous industry