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Which is a better job?

Is a degree in computer science better or a degree in finance? #computer-science #computer #software #finance

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Rajesh’s Answer

Please do some research on both fields and assess your personal interest. Both domains are good and will fetch a good career opportunity. These days no one field can operate in silo, so if you have interest in both, computer science and finance, there are lot of opportunities around.

Based on my personal experience and education is both fields, finding an opportunity where you can leverage both skills will be a dream job.

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Kasturi’s Answer

Both are very different fields and it completely depends on your interest and capabilities. The word "better" depends on what you want to define as "better" - does it mean better salary, better opportunities, better learning?

Computer Science (CS) field with a degree will help you - if you like to learn more on Computer Technology, Programming. The job opportunties are plenty like SW development (Coding), SW support SW training, SW testing etc. and depends on the programming language. Finance will help you learn more on financial skills like - Finance, Auditing, Accounting etc.

My personal interest was in Computer Science so I chose this as my career initially in coding. Later, i realized that coding was not something that i enjoyed. So i went into Networking. I work for a networking company now.

All I can suggest is talk to friends, seniors and chose a field that interests you. Good luck.

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Pratham’s Answer

Both are different domains and it is completely depends on what interest you as individual.

The word "better" is the key here and you need to make sure that whatever you choose better for.

To make things more clearer, in crux, Computer Science will help you if you like to learn more on technology, programming and security whereas Finance will help you learn more on honing your skills with the financial perspective.

From my personal perspective, I always had interest in Computer Security so I made my career in this. No matter what the job paid, I made sure that I'm learning the thing that interests me and now I am working in my dream company "Cisco".

All I can suggest is to go for what interest you rather than seeing and following any individuals around you who are successful in any of the domains.

All the best!

Pratham recommends the following next steps:

Do more research on the both the domains and find out what interests you.
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Hector’s Answer

Both career choices have a lot of future advancements in them. And their are so many disciplines that you choose under them that you will be able to thru different specialties and roles once you choose a good company. Best of luck on your choices.

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Anant’s Answer

Hi Rohit! I actually studied both Computer Science and Finance in school. I currently work in the Finance field, but I have found understanding the Computer Science to be very helpful in a variety of ways, including understanding tech clients and their needs, and being able to code the backend of financial models when necessary. Moreover, many firms are increasingly using new technologies, and I have found having a Computer Science background to also be helpful in that regard.

In the reverse, I imagine if I was working as a software engineer, the finance background would be helpful to understand my clients' needs, how a business works, and in potentially starting my own company one day. Moreover, the soft skills learned in business/finance majors such as communication and writing are especially useful in any field.

Both majors are great, and I think it would be wise to consider taking some finance and some computer science classes and see if any of the two spark your interest more than the other (or consider studying both!)

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Mr.’s Answer

Rohit S,

A degree in computer science ensures are able to solve mechanical troubles. The jobs are solid and always decent in pay. It leads into other avenues like data scientist, architecture and information security manager. A degree in finance can lead you into the fields of invest banking,real estate and insurance among other things. It takes only four years to complete both degrees. You will gain success with the right skills and the right experience under your belt. I wish you the best on your journey.

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Akshay’s Answer

You can answer that by asking a simple question to yourself. "What is your goal?" Looks like a simple question, right!? But once you are ready with the answer, you will be able to decide your career.

For me, i was very intrigued in mathematics and also wanted to make a career out of it. Hence i majored in Comp Science. This gave me the ability to solve complex problems and also support my family money wise.

You got to choose your battles wisely.
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Jon’s Answer

Both degrees are fantastic and would put you in a a good position to find a great job after you graduate college.

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Mohit’s Answer

Both Finance and Computers are a very good industries and have different skillset.

I would suggest you to follow the one that you feel more passionate towards, both industries have their ups and downs. Neither one is superior or inferior to others.

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