Information About Computer science/IT : Your Career
Jobs directly related to your degree
* Database administrator - responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. Additional role requirements are likely to include planning, development and troubleshooting.
* Information systems manager - responsible for the computer systems within a company, overseeing installation, ensuring back up systems operate effectively, purchasing hardware and software, providing the ICT technology infrastructures for an organisation, and contributing to organisational policy regarding quality standards and strategic planning.
* IT technical support officer - monitors and maintains the computer systems and networks of an organisation. Installs and configures computer systems, diagnoses hardware/software faults and solves technical problems, either over the phone or face to face.
* Applications developer - writes programs for technical, commercial and business users. Usually working in a team, applications developers create programs to agreed specifications and produce detailed supporting documentation. The process involves designing, building, testing, implementing and sometimes supporting applications using computer languages and development tools.
* IT consultant - works with clients to give objective advice on the best use of IT to solve problems or meet commercial objectives, improving systems structure and efficiency. The role typically involves marketing, client management, systems development and project management.
* Multimedia programmer/Web developer - works in a team to write programs that bring together text, sound, artwork, 2D/3D modelling, animation, video and virtual reality to create a multimedia product, e.g. for websites and computer games.
* Network engineer - responsible for installing, maintaining and supporting computer communication networks within an organisation or between organisations in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users (staff, clients, customers, suppliers, etc.).
* Software engineer - researches, designs, tests, implements and maintains software systems to meet client or employer needs. Software engineers use a variety of computer programming languages and applications, working in teams with other IT professionals, or alone.
* Systems analyst - assesses existing IT systems and designs new ones in conjunction with the client, and is responsible for their installation, testing and maintenance. The job may incorporate a systems developer or consultant role.
* Games developer - creates and produces computer, handheld, console and Flash games for the internet and mobile phones. This involves creating and designing a game's look, how it plays, animating characters and objects, creating sound, programming, testing and producing.
* Secondary school teacher (ICT) - teaches ICT (a national curriculum subject) to pupils aged 11-16, or up to 19 in schools with sixth forms. Encourages, monitors and records the progress of individual pupils, and devises and tailors resources accordingly.
Jobs where your degree would be useful
* IT sales professional - supports pre-sales activities such as giving technical specifications and demonstrations of hardware and software, negotiates commercial agreements and offers post-sales technical support such as trouble-shooting and advising on user training.
* IT trainer - delivers training in two main areas: desktop applications and specific software. May also provide more technical-based training to software engineers, technicians or those developing their skills in the operational languages used by computers.
* Technical author - communicates technical messages to a specific audience at levels the user can fully understand. This involves understanding the business systems and applications, then designing and writing appropriate documentation.
(This information is extracted from prospects.ac.uk)
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