I am currently working as a Computer Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

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RE: I am currently working as a Computer Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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There are a number of options available to you in order to diversify your career:

MBA:This is one of the most followed career path in order to get diversified. It gives you an opportunity to get out of your field and interact with people from other educational backgrounds. This will help you learn a lot about diversity.

Shift your domain/department:A lot will depend on the company that you are working for - whether they allow you that kind of flexibility or not. Once given the opportunity, try to make the full use of it and learn. Choose the department which appeals more to you.

Shift your industry:After working in a particular industry, people tend to get bored from it. It's not a bad idea to shift your industry though it may sound a bit risky. But many people do that in order to get the right mix of diversity.

Start working on a hobby:It is very important to have hobbies and equally important is to upgrade them. It is important to pursue what really appeals you and do it more professionaly, which gives you a nice option of alternate career.

Wherever you are, learn diversity from small things:Talk to as many people as you can. Involve yourelf in different activities. Bring in the flexibility in the small tasks that you do. You will enjoy it and will grow in your career.

RE: I am currently working as a Computer Engineer. If I want to diversify my career, what will be the right options for me?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer-based hardware and software, including the components that are found inside computer equipment, as well as actual devices that contain the computers and the software that runs on those machines. They may also design network that connects computer systems, and work on integrating software programs with computer hardware.

Education Requirements:
To become Computer Engineer, you will typically require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer scienceor electrical engineering.

Responsibilities or Required Technical Skills:
Since the Computer engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job postings you may come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware or software focused, and which inustry the employer belongs to. Typically, you will need to have the followings:

1. An understanding of the particular computer hardware architecture you will be working with.
2. Experience designing, coding and testing softwares.
3. Familiarity with Software test procedures or scripts
4. Experience buiding your own PC system.
5. Understanding of different operating systems, including Windows and Linux, and ow certain types of software will work with them.
6. Experience with Device Drivers.
7. Understanding of Networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (sometimes spcialized) software that is typically used in particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Oriented programming languages.

Computer Engineers usually use Computer-Assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate the process. They also test, debug, and update programs.

Other Crucial Skills:
Since Computer engineers work closely with programmers, designers, product developers, and testers, they really need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team.

Fields employing Computer Engineers:
Computer engineers are likely to find work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Development.
So that you can diversify your career to above mentioned fields.

Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer Engineering:
1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology
2. Supporting high performance and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines.
3. Military Software Support
4. Designing new motors and sensors for Robotics Equipments.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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