What is the future scope of working as cathodic protection in underground pipeline as an engineer?My friend (college buddy) started working in an underground pipeline company as cathodic protection 3 years back after we both completing engineering graduation. He tells me about very harsh working conditions by visiting hazardous sites, hazardous plants, frequent travel day and night without work-life balance, severe harassment. I also feel very bad that he was told to drive from Bangalore to Chennai for site work even if the company is supposed to provide a driver or else he was told to resign. Should he have to continue to frequently travel like this and work in hazardous sites through entire career or entire life till old age by sacrificing work-life balance or is there any chances of getting better options or getting balance or stability in this career after having at least 6-10 years of experience by traveling and working in hazardous plant or sites? He is a very good friend of mine and also a well-wisher of me. I am fond of him and love him. Actually, I don't want to interfere with his career and he has the maturity to understand which is good or bad for him. I want to suggest him better scope in this line.
Also for me, I started a career in industrial automation in a panel manufacturing company 2 years back. Now this year, I got resigned from this job in the industrial automation field and I realized that the factory work environment is not suitable for me. Also, I am preparing to get into the analytics field as I am interested in deriving insights of analytics from data and making decisions. Is data analytics a good field in India even though I am an Electrical Engineering graduate. Will it be worth it if I start a career in data analysis using Excel in a startup company or NGO and then move into SQL, python, and machine learning afterward? Is it possible for you (who will answer my question) to suggest some startups in India especially in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon where I can start a career at an entry-level even though I am from Kolkata?