5 Great Careers In Computers

Computers are everywhere: in schools, hospitals, retail business, and personal homes. It pays to know how to use them, but it pays even more if you know how to fix them. A career in computers is plentiful in many areas, but not all computer positions are equal. Some careers in computers have great opportunities for advancement, while some are less than ideal if you are looking to move ahead. Related: 6 Signs You’re On The Wrong Career Path Here is a list of five jobs in the computer field with the best opportunities for growth opportunities:


1. Software Engineer

Working as a Software Engineer, you will have opportunities like few others in the field of computers. You can work for large corporations, beginning as a junior engineer, and work your way up into a management career, or you can own your business. If you enjoy using your creative side, you will probably enjoy being a Software Engineer. However, you will also need to be proficient in math, which allows you to create algorithm data for creating software. During your college courses, you will learn programming languages such as Java, C++, HTML, and more. You will need to earn a bachelor’s degree, but having it will help you enter a quickly growing and lucrative job market.

2. Systems Analyst

A Systems Analyst computer career is very beneficial to pursue, if you are searching for a job with a high rate of growth as well as job advancement. This computer career allows you to combine your knowledge of computer software, hardware, and other tools in order to come up with a complete system that will help businesses to perform essential functions. This position allows you to communicate with several people in the company in order to find out what the needs of the employees are, as well as the business unit as a whole. Because this is a professional position, you are required to have a bachelor’s degree and plan on taking continuing education classes as long as the field of technology evolves. This computer career is expected to grow rapidly over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

3. Database Administrator

If you have plenty of attention to detail and great organizational skills, you may consider becoming a Database Administrator. In this computer career, you will develop databases to store information that businesses need to retain, such as financial or inventory records. You will create both front end and back end systems for these databases to be operated properly. This position requires analytical thinking. Having a bachelor degree is the key to getting your foot in the door as a Database Administrator. The job outlook for this computer career is expected to grow a little faster than other jobs due to economic changes, which means more opportunity for advancement.

4. Network Security Specialist

With all of the security breaches happening to different businesses over the past few years, it is no surprise that security specialists are becoming more and more sought after in the computer industry. As quickly as a bug is detected, there is another to take its place. Viruses, bugs, Trojans are all things that can lead to the take down of a company’s network, as well as its customer base. If you are considering a computer career as a Network Security Specialist, be sure to keep your record clean and professional. Businesses do not want to leave their empire in the hands of a felon. In this job, you have the option to work for private firms, government agencies, or corporate businesses. Anywhere there is a computer, there needs to be computer security as well. Because computer threats grow constantly, this position is expected to grow faster than average over the next ten years.

5. Health Informatics

Thanks to the growing popularity of electronic medical records, health informatics is an up and coming field. If you enjoy the healthcare market and computers, this may be a good computer career for you. This position is similar to a Database Administrator; however, it is specific to the medical field. You will create and use databases to keep track of medical coding and billing information. Because of privacy issues, this position requires stringent security measures and sports aspects of the Network Security Specialist. This position requires a substantial amount of knowledge about healthcare network needs. You can begin this position with an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. Thanks to the new trend for electronic medical records, jobs are expected grow quickly in the coming years. There are many different employment opportunities, as well as schooling options in in the field of computers. Once you are in a computer related career, the advancement opportunities are almost limitless. Choosing a career that you enjoy is the best thing you can do to create harmony in your life.

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