Reasons to Study Computer Science

Countries around the world are still experiencing a recession; and yes that usually means fewer jobs. But, fear not! Computer Science and IT seems to be the exception to the rule. In fact, the job market for Computer Science and IT jobs is constantly growing!

This one’s related to reason number 1. Not only is there a constant stream of job offers for Computer Science and IT positions; these jobs also offer excellent and competitive pay for starting salaries.

That’s right! Money isn’t the only bonus to getting a job in Computer Science or IT. This sector has one of the highest rates of job satisfaction around. It’s true that job satisfaction has taken a big hit recently, but even so, a recent study in the UK found that the job satisfaction in IT is double that of the national average for other work sectors. Still pretty positive if you ask me!

Yep, it’s not just about desktop PCs. Even within the more mainstream computing industry, there’s a huge range of career options: programming, database management, networking and desktop support. But graduates from computing/IT programmes are also prepared to specialise in far wider areas of interest. Computer technology is part of nearly everything nowadays! Ever thought of biotechnology, nanotechnology or robotics? A degree in computing could lead to any one of these fields!

So much of computer science is practical. But that doesn’t mean it’s all heavy lifting and manual grunt work. You don’t have to just learn and understand theories, you often get to make things, change things and actually apply what you’ve learned everywhere. Every single day, people all over the world will use things that you help create, and you’ll understand exactly how it all works.

What can I say: it helps you think. Try and pick an argument with a computer scientist, I dare you! Logic and problem-solving help in everyday life. And in computer science, you sharpen these skills every day.

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