There are three sectors in this field – Large Scale, Medium Scale and the third is Small Scale Sector. Giants in the field such as Akzo Nobel, Asian Paints Ltd., Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd., Berger Paints Ltd., Shalimar Paints Ltd., ICI Paints Ltd., etc. offer good openings to the Surface Coating Technologists.
One can opt to work at an auto industry in their Paint Shop.
A Surface Coating Technologist can seek employment in a Furniture manufacturing unit such as Godrej.
Paint raw material and allied industries like Pigment / Extender / Resins / Additives Manufacturers etc.
Printing Ink Manufacturing Industries
As Supervisors or Chemists.
In their Electroplating Shops – Electroplating Chemicals – Manufacturers / Suppliers.
and also Powder Manufacturers. There are excellent opportunities to start one's own Powder coating units.
As Painting Contractors
With rise in construction activity, this field also has provided good opportunities to work as Painting Contractors.
As Self Entrepreneur
With number of opportunities available for financial support from financial organizations, one such can start one's own opportunities manufacturing unit.
Opportunities for going abroad
A number of students have found good opportunities overseas
Opportunities for higher education such as B. Tech., M. Tech., in paints.