With the rise of technological evolution, computers have become an indispensable part of modern life. People are facing new problems and to solve these new applications are also being introduced every day; the computer related job opportunities is also growing at the same pace. The global context has created diverse career paths for the computers science engineers. Provided with the vast opportunities, the career paths for Computer Science and Engineering graduates can be divided into a number of categories. The following categories summarize those opportunities.
Programming and Software Development
A System Analyst has the ability to determine an organization’s needs and design programs to meet them.
The job of a System Consultant is to install or configure hardware or software, write or customize programs. The consultant also solves information processing problems.
A Software Engineer designs and writes multiplex computer programs and produces new software to solve practical problems.
System Programmers are skilled at designing and writing programs that interface with a computer’s low-level operating system
Database Analyst designs and creates programs that are used for collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data
Artificial Intelligence Programmer:
AI Programmer has the skills to apply principles of artificial intelligence to design and implement systems that perform composite tasks.
Scientific Applications Programmer:
Facilitate the works of scientists and engineers in writing programs that simulate natural phenomena or analyze experimental results
User Interface Designer
Designs user friendly menus, icons, and other features that people use to interact with a computer program or operating system
Embedded Systems Application Programmer:
Designs and develops applications for appliances and entertainment products such as PDA, mobile phone, mp3 player.
Information Systems Operation and Management
Electronic Data processing (EDP) Auditor:
Scrutinizes data processing operations to protect data, especially in those institutions which use large scale
Takes care of overall management of the usage, accuracy, efficiency, security, maintenance of an organization’s database systems.
Manages the operation of a multi-user computer system or network to satisfy the users’ needs by updating and configuring hardware and software
Computer Security Specialist:
Ensures the security of computer systems
Management Consultants possess problem solving skills and computer knowledge to solve business and management problems for organizations
Information System Manager:
ISM keeps eye on operations in an organization’s information system department
Chief Information Officer (CIO):
CIO works as the highest information services executive in an organization
Telecommunications and Networking
Plans and implements the installation or expansion of local or wide-area computer networks.
Performs the operation and planning for a local or wide-area computer network.
Computer Science Research
A researcher in computer sciences has the skills to apply theoretical knowledge into practice to solve complex problems and develop innovative ideas
Computer Science Teacher:
Computer Science graduates can work as a teacher and researcher in educational institutions.
Artificial Intelligence Researcher:
Designs and develops programs those can imitate the functions of a human brain like thinking and reasoning processes
A Data Miner analyzes databases in order to extract useful information patterns.
Organizes and manipulates information relating to genetic sequences, molecular structure, and other data relevant to the biological sciences.
Medical Imaging Specialist:
Develops image processing and pattern recognition algorithms for analyzing medical images to diagnose disease.
Web and Internet
Internet Applications Programmer:
Develops those features of a program that helps the users to access websites
Internet Consultant provides support to the clients with the design of Internet sites and configuration of Internet software
A Webmaster can design and maintain a website.
Internet Advertising Designer:
Creates effective advertising features for Web sites, including animation, sound, and text.
Graphics and Multimedia
Animation/Special Effects Developer:
Animation Developers can develop a series of images to give special effect in games and movies
A Multimedia Developer can create multimedia products by combining sound, images and text.
Computer Game Designer/Programmer:
Designs or writes computer games
Electronic Sound Producer:
Produces the music, voice, and sound effects for multimedia or computer games.
Training and Support
Technical Support Representative:
Provides supports to the users by listening their computer related problems and guiding them to solve those.
Trainer, Software Applications:
Trains people and makes them able to use computer software and operating systems
A Technical Writer writes books or instructional materials that guide how to use computer systems, software, etc.
Computer Industry Specialists
Assembles computer hardware and software from a variety of manufacturers and develop a system as per the customers’ needs
IT Recruitment Consultant:
Facilitates the recruitment of skilled employees against the vacancies available in a company
IT Sales Professional:
Guides the customers to buy the right product with right combination of software and hardware
Journalist, Computer-related Publications
Collects information about computer-related facts and events and write on those for magazines or newspaper