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I have a degree in Computer Engineering. What are the other career options available to me apart from software and computer jobs?

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RE: I have a degree in Computer Engineering. What are the other career options available to me apart from software and computer jobs?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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You will have a number of career options available to you after completing your Computer Engineering if you do not want to work on core technologies:

1. You can become a lecturer/professor in Computer Engineering if you are interested in this profession. It will require a Masters degree if you want to work for good institutions.

2. There are a number of companies which hire Computer Enginers for non tech positions. You can join any consulting or finance or analytics firm. There are so many options. The roles are suitable for people who want to go in to the business world and are keen to do MBA at some point in their lives.



3. You can look for an MBA and then go for a job. It will help you to add more skills to your profile and then get a suitable role. It is advisable if you do your MBA from a top notch B School.

4. You can look for your interests and then start with that particular role in a small company. In large companies there is not much flexibility in terms of educational qualifications but in smaller ones, you can work it out.

RE: I have a degree in Computer Engineering. What are the other career options available to me apart from software and computer jobs?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Hi,




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 also design network that connects computer system, 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 science, or electrical engineering.




Responsibilities or Required Technical Skills:


Since the Computer Engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job posting you may come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware or software focused, and which industry the employer belongs to. Typically, you will need to have followings:




1. An understanding of the particular computer hardware architecture you will be working with


2. Experience designing, coding and testing softwares.


3. Familarity with Software Test Procedures or Scripts


4. Experience building your own PC System


5. Understanding of different Operating Systems, including Windows and Linux. and how certain types of software will work with them


6. Experience with Device Drivers


7. Understanding of networking and security


8. Understanding of the (Sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in a particular industry


9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Cobol 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 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.




Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer Engineering:


1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology


2. Supporting Hig Performance and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines


3. Military Software Support


4. Designing new Motors and Sensors for Robotics Equipments.




Roles:

Like any industry, IT industry offers varied range of roles and positions to professionals:

1. Software Developers

2. Hardware Engineers

3. System Designer

4. System Analyst

5. Networking Engineer





All the best.


Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.




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Regards,


Rahul.

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