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Computer Science » Career Opportunities

There is a high demand for graduates with skills and knowledge in computer science, especially when these are combined with good communication skills and teamwork ability. The field is wide open and whilst jobs are far fetching, it may even be the case that your future job has not been thought of when you start your study – the computer world is never static.

Employment opportunities exist within those organisations that run large computer based systems, for example finance companies, airline companies and consulting companies. Roles often will lead to both national and international travel and some graduates will often come out of university with the desire to set up and run their own software company.

Study in computing will obviously, for some, lead to a career in computing; however, for most it is a good basis for a career where computer systems are applied. For example, computer graphics, education and computer forensics with roles varying from software engineer to Internet developer.

Computer Science can lead into the following careers

Computer Systems Technician

Computer systems technicians assemble, install, maintain and repair computer hardware, software and related equipment.
Computer Systems Technician

Telecommunications Engineer

Telecommunications engineers study, design, test and build telecommunications networks.
Telecommunications Engineer

Website Developer

Website developers design, produce and maintain websites.
Website Developer

Software Architect

Software architects analyse an organisation's software and design and oversee the development of a new software system.
Software Architect

Programmer

Programmers write, test, develop and maintain computer software programs.
Programmer

Website Administrator

Website administrators set up and maintain the hardware and software required to run websites, and co-ordinate and maintain the creation of content.
Website Administrator

IT Advisory Accountant

An IT advisory accountant helps companies make the most of their accounting information system.
IT Advisory Accountant