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What kind of jobs can I pursue with a degree in Computer Science?

I am a female high school senior who has a passion for technology. I love computers and learning everything about it. I've decided to major in computer science but I don't exactly know what jobs there are to offer once I achieve that degree.

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Darrin’s Answer

Great, you found something you are passionate about. There are so many paths you can follow with a CS degree. Here are some common job titles to give you examples of where you may start. It is pretty easy to move between these roles if you find an area that isn’t as exciting to you.

You may also want to consider other related majors, depending on you college options. CS if often in the engineering school and focused more technicaly. Many universities also have a degree option in the school of business (computer information systems as an example). Those also include development but tend to be more business focused.

Business Analyst (problem solving, documentation etc)
Front end developer (think websites and apps)
Software Developers (many different areas here)
System Administrator (installation and patching)
Project Manager (planning, communication etc)
Data Analysis (problem solving, finding patterns, quantitative analysis)
Network Administrator (connecting all the HW)
Quality Assurance/testing (details, documentation, finding problems)

Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much!!! Kim
Thank you comment icon This was a great response. There are so many fields you could go into with a computer science degree or a computer information systems degree. Jessica Pineda, PMP
Thank you comment icon In addition to the areas listed above, one of the most in-demand jobs within computer science is a data scientist. Data scientists take a bunch of different kinds of data, 'clean' it for analysis, then they create models using techniques such as machine learning to do all kinds of amazing things like being able to process sound into language, predict weather patterns, predict the likelihood of a wildfire, prescribe what the next best step would be to achieve a goal, etc. Nathaniel Kujawski
Thank you comment icon I would also add that you may like to consider Cyber Security jobs. There are not enough good guys to combat the bad guys and expected to grow remarkably over the next few years. This is an industry that touts 0% unemployment. There are many roles in Cyber Security that may be of interest: * SOC Analyst (Monitoring and alerting) * Incident Response (Responding to compromises/events) * Security Architect (Applying Security at the design phase) * Security Engineer (Managing Security systems) * Forensic Analyst (Investigating how an event occurred; what happened?) * Threat Intelligence Analyst (Hunting for bad guys) Terrie Myerchin
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karthik’s Answer

if you’ve studied computer science, you will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming. The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas.
If you’ve studied computer science, you will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming. The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas.

Computer technologies are integral to modern life, so you’re likely to find your computer science skills in high demand across many different industries. These include financial organizations, management consultancy firms, software houses, communications companies, data warehouses, multinational companies, governmental agencies, universities and hospitals.
As always, it’s extremely beneficial to have completed relevant work experience. You should also consider compiling a portfolio of your own independent projects outside of your degree, which could be in the form of programming, moderating online or even building an app. This will demonstrate to employers your interest in the subject and your problem-solving skills, creativity and initiative
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Corwin’s Answer

First you need to form relationships with faculty members of the computer science department and seek answers to these questions. Seek for any clubs, study groups on campus or online blogs concerning this subject. Google job for this degree, and the sky is the limit. Data and networking security is need now and in the future. Seek and you shall find!

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Daniel’s Answer

Jobs you can pursue with a degree in Computer Science include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Software Developer

  2. Database Administrator

  3. Computer Hardware Engineer

  4. Computer Systems Analyst

  5. Computer Network Architect

  6. Web Developer

  7. Information Security Analyst

  8. Computer Programmer

  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers

10. Project Manager

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