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What field should I work in?

I've always enjoyed working with computers, and I've found that tinkering with android phones is something I really enjoy doing. I love trying different custom operating systems and setting everything up efficiently. If these are the things I enjoy doing, what career choice is best for me? I've read about computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, but i'm not sure which one is best for me. #engineering #computer #software #android #mobile #operating-systems

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Wael’s Answer

Let me add another major to your list, information technology. However, your description is spelling out computer science. Still, research and check the curriculum for every major and go with what you like more.

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Andreas’s Answer

Sounds like you would enjoy computer science or computer engineering. When I went to school the first one was more about "how do things work", "what is the complexity of algorithms" and very very theoretical stuff.


This was not always fun, but makes you learn the basics that are behind everything in computing.


Computer engineering on the other hand is more about what we use computers for to do, like running it on phones etc.


So if that tinkering is what you are into vs finding out how it all works, maybe computer engineering is the right thing for you.

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Aiden’s Answer

Why don't you experience few courses from Coursera or curriculum for computer programming and some internships from start-ups? Having very practical skills for coding & business experiences could be helpful for your decision.
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Brian’s Answer

Hi - if you enjoy Android phones why don't you consider becoming a mobile app developer? Given your major and knowledge on computer science and software engineering , and considering your fondness on Android, combining those two together might come up with something you can do well as well as enjoy.
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Angie’s Answer

It sounds like engineering or program developer are some areas you may be interested in. I would recommend speaking out people in that industry to see what courses or trainings they recommend. If you enjoy developing Android programs, app developer might be a right fit but don't commit to anything specific unless you have done your research and know what you are getting into. It will save you a lot of time and money!

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Kyle’s Answer

It sounds like your interested in Engineering which is great as I have been in this field for 25 years. Today I still love my job and would encourage others to become engineers as well. However the most important point in my opinion is to find a field your passionate about and would enjoy. You will most likely spend the majority of your daylight hours for the rest of your life at work. The great news is engineering is a broad field and I think it is fairly easy to find a role that you would like.
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