You will also need to be good at interpreting drawings, problem-solving skills and decision-making. Electronic engineers need to be creative, inquiring and able to work well as part of a team. You need to be self-motivated, patient, persistent and disciplined. It is important that you are able to make good judgments and work well under pressure.
Electronics engineers should have good hand-eye co-ordination and good eyesight as they deal with very small electronic components.
Electronics engineers need to have a broad knowledge of physics, mechanics, electronics, maths and computers. A diploma (After Class X) in electronics engineering is the minimum qualification to enter this field. Of course, a Bachelors (B.E. or B.Tech after Class XII in science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths) degree in the above stream will make your prospects better. To be in research and development, you will need a Masters degree.
Continuing education is important, as you need to keep up with the improvements in technology that is taking place. You therefore need to read periodicals, books and look on the Internet to keep yourself informed.