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1 Careers in Computing Dr. Wolfgang Pelz June 18, 2009

2 Today’s World International High tech Interdisciplinary More competitive Sony played this video at their executive conference this year

3 Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing 1. Computing is part of everything we do! 2. Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems. 3. Computing enables you to make a positive difference in the world. 4. Computing offers many types of lucrative careers. 5. Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.

4 Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing 6. Skills in computing help you even if your primary career choice is something else. 7. Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness. 8. Computing involves both collaborative work and individual effort. 9. Computing is an essential part of well- rounded academic preparation. 10. Unlimited opportunities in computing

5 Computing Careers Computer Support Specialist Computer Technician Computer Trainer Cryptographer Data Entry Database Administrator Desktop Publisher Information Systems Manager Network Administration Programmer Software Engineer Systems Analyst Technical Writer Webmaster

6 Programmer Computer programmers create, test, and troubleshoot programs used by computers. Programmers may also update and repair existing programs.

7 Network Administrator Network administrators manage a company’s LAN and WAN networks. They may be responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of networks.

8 Software Engineers Software engineers analyze users’ needs and create application software. Software engineers typically have experience in programming, but focus on the design and development of programs using the principles of mathematics and engineering.

9 Computing Disciplines & Majors Computer Engineering Computer Science Information Systems Information Technology Software Engineering Mixed Disciplinary Majors

10 Preparing for a Computing Major To prepare for any major in college, there is no substitute for a solid and broad academic education. A computing major needs challenging courses and good grades in –Mathematics –Science –English –Computing

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