Reasons to Consider a Computer Science Major in 2021

Why is computer science so popular?

What is computer science?

Computer science fields

  • Software Engineering: Developing computer software and applications. Tasks include designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining computer code. Development positions includes mobile application developer, game developer, web developer, etc. UI/UX designer, API programmer, and full-stack development are also common job positions within the software engineering field.
  • Data Scientist: Knowledge from data is used to solve problems or to improve results. Data science uses statistics and analytics to examine and study a dataset. New discoveries from studying the data can allow actions to be taken to solve problems and improve results. Analyst positions include data analyst and business analyst. Artificial intelligence engineers and machine learning engineers are also popular positions.
  • Information Technology(IT): The IT department typically manages the software, hardware, and networking capabilities within a company. Creating a secure infrastructure and solving technological related problems are common tasks for an IT position. IT positions include network architect, network administrator, or an information security analyst.
  • Cyber Security: Protect computers and networks from digital attacks. This includes protecting hardware, software, and user data. Applications, networks, databases, and clouds all need to be secure to protect against attacks. Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities is a common task for cyber security analysts. Positions include security analyst, security administrator, cryptographer, and cyber software engineer.
  • Database Administrator: A database is a collection of data storage that can be used to interact with a software application. Many of the tasks that a database administrator does overlaps with development, analysts, and network engineers. Database administrator is a common job title, but a software engineer or network architect may be capable of the same position.
  • Computer Graphics: Software used to create digital images with computers. Computer graphics programming includes working with special digital effects and animations. Designs could be used for video games, movies, advertisements, websites, and much more. Jobs include graphic design, game design, animator, or even a production artist.

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