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Q:How much will I be able to earn with a career in computer science?
A:Professionals with a career in computer science have a bright future ahead of them. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates an increase of more than 17% till the year 2018. Computer scientists can expect to earn somewhere in the range of $ 45,000 per year. This is one of the few industries in the United States that has shown steady growth throughout the last decade.
Q:Are careers computer science hard to come by if I did not have any formal education?
A:We think what you may asking is whether careers in computer science can be obtained by reliance on your own natural 'talent' or know. Certainly you may be able to find an employer who willing to employ you on this basis but you may find that when it comes to progression or a move into senior management may be withheld. This is because some organizations prefer senior managers to be formally educated.
Q:Are careers for computer science majors strictly limited to the technology industry?
A:These days many employers are more concerned as to whether or not you can actually do a job, rather than worrying about what your degree you have. You will have acquired many skills and learned many new things during your computer science major. You may find that these skills and your experience can be easily transferred to another industry or vocation.
Q:What are some of the careers with computer science degree?
A:There are some very lucrative job opportunities for people with computer science degrees. Some of the careers you can have are: Computer Scientist, Computer systems designer, Computer and information system management, Software Engineer, Network Administrator, Computer Programmer. You can also find work in other fields that are related to information technology.
Q:I enjoy traveling. Will a computer science career be entirely office based?
A:These days the very nature of a career involving the computer sciences means that not only can you work from just about anywhere with a PC and internet connection, many jobs are available at both in the US and abroad. Your skills will be easily portable and many emerging markets/ developing countries have a need for such specialists.
Q: Do computer science career paths allow someone to specialize later on?
A:A program in computer sciences will provide you with an excellent foundation on which to build a career in the IT industry. It will equip you with the skills that you need to understand most principles and then you should be able to specialize in one, or more, particular field(s) if you so wish.
Q:Are computer science careers about using different software like Excel and Photoshop?
A:Computer science careers are not about using software such as Excel or word or Photoshop. It is not about writing website content or developing expertise in computer games. Although people of this profession will need a working understanding of basic software, their main job is to design and program software like the one mentioned above.
Q:Can you tell me about computer science jobs?
A:There are many students who have a perception that computer science jobs are somehow only relate to programming. It is true that many graduates initially work as programmers but eventually they many of them move on to other things like design, coordination, planning, testing and management. Students with an advance degree can work in more senior positions.
Q:Are computer science salaries comparable to those earned by those in other fields in the IT industry?
A:Salaries vary from job to job and from location to location. Other factors are the actual demand, or need, for the individual. However, overall the Bureau of Labor Studies reveal that the average wage of $45,000 is slightly lower than those in other fields such as network administrators and software developers. There is nothing to stop you, though, from transferring to such other fields.
Q:What are some of the jobs for computer science?
A:Computer science careers present excellent growth opportunities for individuals. Some of the most popular career choices are: actuary, software architect, information technology consultant, project manager, database administrator, information technology manager, systems engineer, software development engineer, system analyst and business analyst. These jobs will provide you with a chance to work in a growing sector of the economy.