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What are the Best Careers to Choose with a Computer Science Degree?

Computer science is the kind of degree that most people will understand is extremely important. What they might not understand, because it is a relatively new concept, is just how much you can do with a computer science degree once you have one. There is a wide variety of options that would be open to you if you studied this discipline, meaning that no matter which aspect of computer science you were most interested in, you could find a career doing just that and be entirely happy in your working life, which means you can be more positive in your personal life too.

If you’re curious as to exactly which doors will be opened up to you if you undertook the hard work that goes with a computer science degree, read on. Below are some of the most sought after and interesting career paths you could choose from (and there are many more besides).

Software Developer

Of all the terms that are linked to having a computer science degree, software developer is probably the one that you will have heard of before. Some of the other careers you could choose from are a little obscure, but software developer is much more well known. This doesn’t mean that the sector is over-crowded, however; there is plenty of room for you if you choose this career. In fact, you might even come to IT later in life, and that’s not a problem either since there are choices for an online masters in computer science for non CS majors as well as those who have studied for their first degree in the subject.

Software developers are the people who create different computer programs. Everything you do on a computer will have been in the hands and minds of a software developer or a team of them (this can be highly collaborative work, although it doesn’t have to be). Once the software has been thought of, the software developer will set about making a working model and testing it, ensuring that it works in the way it is meant to. As well as this, they will continue to work on the program for as long as they need to once it has been released in order to debug it and create updates as time and systems move on.

Computer Hardware Engineer

Of course, computers aren’t just a sum of their software. We mustn’t forget the hardware as well. A computer hardware engineer does a similar job to a software developer, except they work on the hardware aspect of computers and computer systems, rather than the software side.

A computer hardware engineer will design and test thoroughly the different components that go into creating the hardware of a computer such as:

The job of a computer hardware engineer is one that includes a number of different skills, and the best way to learn this skill is through a computer science degree.

Perhaps surprisingly, the role of a computer hardware engineer is one that includes a good deal of creativity, and it’s not as ‘dry’ or ‘dull’ as some might think when they start to look at what the job entails. If you enjoy being creative and you like computing, this could be the perfect career for you.

Database Administrator

What does a database administrator do? To begin with, although it might seem like a simple job, especially if you have only very rarely used databases, or used them in a less complex form, the job of a database administrator is one that will certainly keep your mind occupied throughout the day. There is a lot to consider, and ensuring that the databases you are tasked with designing and detailing are exactly what the client wants is the biggest element.

A computer science degree will definitely be something that helps you create databases, but you will also need to be good with people. In order to do this job well and have many happy customers, you will need to listen to the client’s wishes very carefully. Your task then is to come up with a database that gives them exactly what they need. This can be an extremely complicated task, which is why a degree in computer science is going to help you a lot. You’ll have all the basic information you need to ensure you can start the task well, and as you go on you will pick up more and more experience so you can create something that is ideal and well received.

Computer Network Architect

You may well have heard of most of the other careers mentioned so far on this list, but computer network architect is probably not quite so familiar to you. However, even if you haven’t ever heard of it, the name does explain what it entails, and this kind of career can be an extremely rewarding one, especially as almost all businesses are going to need to employ a computer network architect (or hire in a freelancer) to help them.

In its simplest form, a computer network architect will design, create, and implement computer networks, as well as other forms of data communication systems. Networks include intranets and extranets, local area networks and wide area networks. Most people in business won’t have heard of these terms, and they won’t know how useful setting up these systems can be for their business overall. Once they do know, they will be keen to speak to a computer network architect to help them create their perfect set up.

Web Developer

Web designers create the look of a website, and web developers are there to developer the structure of a website. Sometimes the two roles can be combined, but this doesn’t have to be the case if you prefer to work on the more technical aspect rather than the creative side.

A web developer will check through the site to ensure that it is working in the way it is meant to be. This includes making sure the links are set up to direct visitors to the right places and that the pages load quickly. They will also ensure that the website looks good and functions correctly on any mobile devices.

Again, this is a career that not only requires you to have the technical skills you can learn through a computer science degree, but people skills too. You will need to collaborate with designers and clients to make sure the website is just what they are looking for.

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Proscenic M7 Pro LDS Robot Vacuum Cleaner review

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Discovery+ streaming service launches on January 4 in the U.S.

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Google Photos new live wallpaper feature cycles through your Memories

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