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What can you do with a computer science degree?

By Anjali Dubey

Computer Science has become one of the most popular majors for students who seek higher education. Being one of most rapidly growing fields with a tremendous amount of career opportunities, it attracts numerous students every year. If you are someone who likes critical thinking, research, problem solving and logic then this might be the right field for you.When it comes to Computer Science there are numerous different professions that can be chosen..

Here are some common career paths chosen by people with a computer science degree:

1- Software developer- Software developers create software programs that allow users to

perform a specific task. They use programming languages to create softwares for devices such as phones and laptops and are responsible for the testing, development and maintenance of software.

2- Data Scientist- Data Scientists collect, analyse and clean large sets of structured as well as unstructured data. They extract meaning from and interpret data to help companies to understand their business and to make profitable decisions.

3- Product Manager- Product Managers are professionals who set the strategy, roadmap and feature definition for a product or product line.They are the connecting link between developers, customers and business departments and help to implement strategies for making a particular product successful.

4- Computer and Information Research Scientist- Computer and Information Research Scientists research and solve complex problems related to science, medicine and business and other fields and provide innovative solutions for existing technology.

5- Game Developer- There are two parts to this field- people who deal with the design aspect like the art, characters, appearance etc of the game and people who use various programming languages to code and create the game.

These are just some examples of careers pursued by students after graduating with a CS degree. Apart from these fields also there is a large list of careers that one can choose- from designing to programming, writing or teaching there is always something for someone.

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