2017 is off and running and soon within a few months schools will be out and another school year will come to a close. Students will be graduating and moving on to a university or preparing for a new year at a university already. Such big changes come with even bigger decisions that need to be made. What future major should you choose or need to finally decide upon at your school? With all the plethora of choices you could make, deciding on just one will be an incredibly difficult decision! However, in order to help narrow the search, let Resource Computer Solutions describe to you an ever growing and rewarding field filled with creativity and challenges!
Software Engineering is a field filled with opportunities to not only create but to also be creative. “Software engineers are the builders of our digital world. They create everything from our computers’ operating systems to our internet browsers and the apps we have on our smartphones,” (Shipley). Software engineering isn’t all about creating updates for computers and anti-virus programs for computers. This field has grown into such a creative filled where one can make apps for gaming or even code for practically anything one could want now. One of the best perks for this career choice is probably the fact that a masters isn’t required in order to be extremely successful with this job path. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or software engineering is all that one would need to start your journey and start creating. “Most people who now function in the U.S. as serious software engineers have degrees in computer science,” (ACM).
More and more people are switching over to software engineering in their careers for not only the ability to make things and utilize their creative minds, but for also the impressive salary with a median of $90,000 a year. What if you don’t think your coding skills are as sharp as they need to be thought for this line of work? Not to worry, as “software engineering is moving from handcrafted code based on logic to machine learning models based on probability and uncertainty,” (Metz). If your ability to write rigid and tedious code is not your forte then there is no need to fear as computer science and software engineering in this modern day is rapidly turning more towards the “what if” type of problems instead of purely the hard coding facts. So as you sit and ponder what sort of career to try in your future, take a moment to consider the possibilities that lies with software engineering and computer science!
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