- Works well in an environment of constant change
- Critical thinker
- Problem solver and logical thinker
- Analyzes information, makes appropriate decisions, and solves problems
- Organizes and thinks logically
- Reasons abstractly, observes keenly, and concentrates intensely
- Work alone and with others
- Mathematical knowledge
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Writes and speaks proficiently
- Possesses computational ability
- Understands computer language, equipment, and application programs
- Develop strong interpersonal, communication, and other “soft skills.” Learn to work well on a team.
- Programming and consulting may go hand-in-hand. Many occupations in these areashave responsibilities that overlap.
Being Successful in the Field
- Having related experience is critical to most employers that hire computer science majors. Obtain an internship, co-op, or part-time job in a relevant area to increase employability.
- Complete informational interviews with current computer science professionals to help establish career goals.
- Application Developer
- Data Scientist
- Game Developer
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Programmer
- Gain relevant experience through internships or co-ops
- Develop an attention to detail and a flair for creativity
- Learn to work well with a team and to meet deadlines
- Supplement computer degree with courses in business, science, or engineering
- Stay current on programming languages
- Earn a master’s degree for upper level positions
- Seek the Certified Computing Professional designation by completing a series of exams and experiential requirements
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