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What's the most surprising thing about jobs in the Computer Science industry?

I'm working on a CS degree right now, and some of the curriculum really likes to emphasize that STEM jobs sometimes are not what you would expect them to be while you're studying for them. So I'm curious what was surprising about jobs in CS. #technology


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Kristin’s Answer

Hi Jordan! I'm going to reiterate and expand on Mary's response - she is exactly right. What has astonished me is how applicable these skills are to any modern field you want to work on. A good computer science program will train you in how to think logically and translate that into concrete code or project specifications. There are a thousand software languages out there, with millions of applications. Get that degree so you can prove you have the logic and coding skills and you will be well equipped to join a field with virtually limitless job opportunities.

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Mary’s Answer

Hi Jordan! The surprising thing about jobs in Computer Science are the endless possibilities in jobs you can have just by studying in these fields of science and tech. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yh3l03icFk and please keep working towards your goal in CS! We need more experts in STEM! :)

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Anthony’s Answer

The crazy thing about CS is just how many opportunities there are and what you think you might get into might turn out to be different once you start working for a company. I started out 25+ years ago in programming and moved through many different IT related positions getting further and further away from programming. Now I am a Network Architect designing and building network infrastructures. What is ironic and that now with the move back to everything being SD(software defined) SD-WAN, SD-LAN, etc... I might be dusting off some of those old programming skills I learned 25+ years ago.

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