If you’re a computer science graduate then listen up! Your friends might think you’re a tech wizard while your nan simply tells people that you work with ”the computers”.
Yes, most people haven’t a clue what your future job will entail but computer science graduates have a wide range of available career options open to them. Here are just a few of the main ones.
Are you technically minded but also creative? Do you have an artistic flair while also being very practical? Then you could potentially enjoy a career as a web designer. Web designers create and code web pages. They produce the look of the website but also determine how it works as well. Some web designers are also in charge of maintaining sites.
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
- Designing graphics, animations and photo editing.
- Coding using different software.
IT consultants advise businesses and organisations on how best to use information technology to achieve their goals. They also manage, implement and administer IT systems on behalf of their client organisations. An IT consultant can be internal or external and can be brought in at any stage.
- Communication skills for dealing with clients.
- Attention to detail.
- Analytical skills.
Are you curious or inquisitive? Perhaps you’d like a job as a data analyst. Data analysts collect, organise and interpret statistical information in order to make it useful to a broad range of organisations. Data analysts can work in various sectors, such as finance, consulting, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government and education.
- Mathematical ability.
- Problem-solving skills.
A Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) specialist analyses, reviews and implements changes to websites so they are optimised for search engines. This will in turn help maximise the traffic to the website. This type of work is sometimes referred to as content marketing or conversion rate optimisation.
- Good understanding of search engines.
- Commitment to consistent upskilling.
User Experience (UX) analysts analyse users behaviours and preferences in order to create the best possible experience. In a nutshell, they strive to make a website as straightforward and easy to use as possible.
- Strong communication skills.
- Knowledge of coding.
- Adobe Creative Suite.
Game developers design and create video games for computers and game consoles. Game developers may be involved in various aspects of a game’s creation from concept and story writing to the coding and programming.
- Familiar with various software packs and programming languages.