The world has seen rapid evolution in the last 25 years. The way that technology is intertwined with our lives today could not have been imagined before. From something as small as grocery shopping to filling important government documents, everything today is moving towards digitalization. And there still is a long way to go…
Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology drive the world and have become an indispensable part of human civilization. So a career in computer science or IT is full of great prospects. The pool of talented computer engineers working in the IT companies of the USA and Canada depict that IT can pave the way to reach heights. I mean we’ve all heard of Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google right?
From games developer to manager of IT and communications services, computer science graduates have a range of opportunities open to them. Computer Engineers have plenty of options to work in different departments such as design, development, assembly, manufacture, and maintenance, etc.
To enter into the field of computer science this is what you need to do –
A B. Tech/B.E or BCA/MCA can become an IT engineer. And a person requires +2 with mathematics to pursue these degrees.
Mostly, Engineering is the most hunted after class of 12th in India. However, there is a meticulous selection procedure for students wherein admission to the B. Tech courses is extremely competitive especially in the CS/IT department. The Joint Entrance Test (JEE) –mains and advanced, is the nationwide test for admission to the most prestigious institutes of the country such as the IITs and the NITs. There are several other private institutes that hold a separate qualifying exam like BITS, VIT etc.
Some of the jobs directly related to a degree in this field include:
- Application analyst
- Business analyst
- Data analyst
- Database administrator
- Full Stack Developer
- Games developer
- Information systems manager
- IT consultant
- Multimedia programmer
- SEO Specialist
- Systems analyst
- Systems developer
- UX analyst
- Web designer
- Web developer
Remember that the scope is very wide, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. There are various new fields gaining significance by the day like Artificial Intelligence. And all those who aspire for a government job, don’t worry there are various government software companies as well who hire capable candidates. Find your interests and work hard, you are sure to land an extremely satisfying job. And if you love what you are doing then, that’s all that really matters.
Students may also opt for M.E/ M. Tech in Computer Science for further specialization in Computer Science. Further study is essential for a career in academia and can be useful for a range of other careers, for example, developing new technologies and products. This can be done by clearing the GATE exam.
When it comes to the future, there are few guarantees. But you’re not likely to find a career path with a more optimistic outlook than computer science careers. With job opportunities increasing significantly and salaries that rise with experience, it’s a very good bet I would say. But remember IT is an ever growing field, so you will always have to be on your toes to be at the top!
All the Best !!