Are more innovative jobs available in chemical engineering or computer science during college? What can/should I do in high school to work toward each job?
I am a high school junior and I love the way I get to think in my chemistry class, but I also love engineering and making things with code. I am trying to decide on a major for college. #computer-science #engineering #chemistry #chemical-engineering #career-details
I would this is currently the age of innovation. The field of computer science has crept into all the traditional engineering fields (such as Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electronics, Electrical, etc.) and has changed the way these fields currently operate. At this point, even Computer Science is going through a rapid transformation with the advent of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Drones, Robotics, etc. Without knowing much about Chemical Engineering, I am sure it is probably going through a transformative change through the computer technologies. But on a relative basis, Computer Science currently has more innovative things happening.
Ani recommends the following next steps:
- For both the fields, having a solid foundational knowledge of Math and Science is critical as in college you typically try to expand on these skills. So the better you are prepared in high schools, the easier your life will be in college. If you get a chance, try your hand on some basic programming skills to see if you really like it. As this could be one of your deciding factors to see if you want to study Computer Science and expand on your coding skills.
Both of Those career fields have a variety of innovative jobs. Look for programs that your school might have or even the college you want to attend to lead you in the right direction.