What can you do with a Computer Science degree?

Technology is being implemented in almost every aspect of our lives and business structures. No matter what industry you are in, IT is being used. Therefore, embracing and understanding technology is vital.

So, one thing that you can be sure of is that Computer Science is a wise degree choice. But what types of opportunities do you have after graduating from University?

1. IT Consultant

Working in partnership with clients, an IT Consultant advises clients on the planning, design, installation and usage of information technology systems to meet the client’s business objectives, overcome problems or improve the structure and efficiency of their IT systems.

There is fierce competition in the field, so gaining the right experience and technical skills will help increase your job prospects.

2. Cyber Security Consultant

Here’s a fact for you; whether the result of malicious intent or genuine mistake, the actions of employees will be the single biggest threat to security in 2016.

Depending on what your interests are within computer science, you may wish to specialise as a Cyber Security Consultant. Maintaining cyber security in the modern world has become increasingly important, and this role needs a thorough understanding of the risks to the security of information or data. You will analyse where security breaches may occur or have occurred, and restore or reinforce systems against such breaches to make sure the confidential data is protected.

3. App Development

Application development is the process of making and creating a mobile application to run on various mobile platforms.  With companies scrambling to build more mobile applications a  gold rush is on for developers who have the skills to build these applications.

4. Systems Analyst 

A systems analyst uses computers and associated systems to design new IT solutions, as well as modifying and improving current systems to integrate new features or enhancements, all with the aim of improving business efficiency and productivity.

These are only some of the careers you can get from doing a Computer Science degree - there are many other options and doors open to you to help your move into the exciting and rewarding world of IT and software.

There are lots of places to find out more about the IT careers open to you. A couple of good sources include Information Week and Business Insider.

And, if you feel, after finishing a Computer Science degree, a graduate IT consulting training programme could be for you then please visit our Academy website.

Learn more about our Graduate Programme

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