A Guide to Computer Science Careers from computerscienceonline.org
Considering a career in computer science? Maybe you’ve already started your CS education at a reputable college or university but haven’t decided on a specialization? Perhaps you’re a recent CS graduate still looking to chart out a satisfying and lucrative professional course? No matter which stage along the professional path you find yourself, it’s never too early, or too late, to learn more about your CS career options. If your future is in computer science, this guide is for you.
The first 60 years of modern computers focused on computing itself, with the last 20 years or so centered on computers as tools for communication. These two “chapters” in computing history have led to entirely new industries and technologies, as well as the fast and furious evolution of computer science as a discipline. Today, it is almost impossible to find an avenue of commerce or professional endeavor that has not been affected by the digital revolution. For professionals in the field, the big questions are: What is the next great chapter in computer science and how can I be a part of it?
As the industry continues to grow and evolve, so will competition for the most satisfying and highest-paying jobs. It is therefore imperative that anyone considering a career in computer science stays up-to-date with current and future industry trends. In this in-depth guide, you’ll find insightful information and useful statistics on specific computer science areas that are in-demand now as well as a glimpse into what will be trending in the years ahead. Also included are helpful hints and advice from experts in the field. Planning is the key to professional success, and the earlier potential computer scientists begin that planning, the better.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law, Michael Hoffman began his professional career as an attorney in Los Angeles. After a brief period in the Hollywood film production business, Michael now works as a freelance writer while he pursues his dream of becoming a published fiction author and screenwriter.
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