Swarali Dhawale

If I start as a Computer Engineer, where should I see myself after five years, given that I keep working in same field?

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RE: If I start as a Computer Engineer, where should I see myself after five years, given that I keep working in same field?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
Verified Career Expert
Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

If you are working as a software engineer (which is most likely the case) after getting a Computer Science Engineering degree, your career path will be more or less like this:





If you are working in a company which uses the software products to do their businesses - something like Consulting. In that case, you will have the flexibility to grow beyond the technical ladder. In that case you can get in to different domains like database administration, project management, general management etc.

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RE: If I start as a Computer Engineer, where should I see myself after five years, given that I keep working in same field?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Dear Sir/Madam,


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 contains 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 od Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

Reponsibilities 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 industry 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
3. Familiarity with Software Test Procedures or Scripts
4. Experience building your own PC system
5. Understanding of different Operating Systems.
6. Experience with device drivers.
7. Understanding of Networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in particular industry
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Oriented languages.



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

Other Crucial Skills:
Since computer engineers work closely with programmers, designer, 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 (and not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Developement

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

Down the line 5 Years in thefield of Computer Engineering, onecan find him/herself at mid level Management positions or even the "Project Managers" with associated appraisals.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

--
Regards,
Rahul.

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RE: If I start as a Computer Engineer, where should I see myself after five years, given that I keep working in same field?

Vinay Wardhan
Vinay Wardhan
Verified Career Expert
Vinay Wardhan - Director at Career Path Solutions
  • Hyderabad

Hi Swarali,

Good question!

In 5 years time; if you are working for a large Computer organization; You are likely to end as one of the following;

1. Specialist/Architect: This is related to the work you have been doing and you become an expert in that segment and you will acknowledged as such.

2. Team Lead: If you display good teamwork and leadership skills in the first 5 years; then you are likely to elevated to a Team Lead position. You would be heading a team of 5-15 persons and are responsible for their work. If you want to grow in this direction; a MBA degree will be useful, along PMP certification (Project Management)

3. Consultant: You could become the interface between the company and its client. This may involve travel to the client site/s.

Hope, you have a clearer idea now!

Cheers!

Vinay Wardhan

 

 

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