What degrees can you get that get you a job programming?
I see that the main thing you need to get hired as a computer programmer is a bachelors degree of some sort. I've seen that the main one you want is a degree in computer and information technology but what other degrees can apply?
This is a great question. Typically most people would get a degree in Computer Science. Computer Science would teach you the fundamentals- the theory behind how computers are designed logically, how operating systems work, and of course, introduce you to programming.
There are variations of this type of degree. Some like to blend the hardware aspect of computers, which most universities usually have a route for as a form of a Computer Engineering degree. It is also very common for people to get a degree in Electrical Engineering and go on to become programmers, as a lot of undergraduate courses for Electrical Engineering also teach programming.
If you wish to pursue a job as a programmer though (software engineer, software developer, software development engineer, these are all similar), any IT or engineering degree is fine. Companies don't place too much of an emphasis on your degree. They like to see that you have an aptitude for problem solving and proficiency with programming languages and tools.
Anyone can learn programming languages and software tools if you have access to the internet. So aside from the courses you take in school, its crucial to get involved in hobbies or projects that sharpen your programming skills. Recruiters love to see personal projects because its a great showcase of what you can do. It would set you apart from others, especially in the beginning of your career when everyone is starting off with the same qualifications as you.
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