20 great jobs to consider if you have good computer programming skills
You’ve heard it all before… you should choose a career that suits your personality and interests. But how about doing something that you’re really, really good at? Have you thought about what skills you have and which skills set you apart from others?
Choosing a good career goal means finding a career that gives you a high chance of being successful and gaining job satisfaction – but to be good (and successful!) at the job also means that you need the specific skills that are relevant to the tasks of this dream career.
In this digital age where we rely on computers, gadgets and applications to help us get our work done, it’s easy to see why computer programming skills are in demand. Besides work, we also rely on apps for information, learning and entertainment.
Do you have good computer programming skills?
Would you like to write, analyse, review, and rewrite computer programmes for various purposes? Do you enjoy working on a computer—using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to programme and write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information?
Are you good at organising data storage? Have you tried programming your own computer game? Can you format word documents? Can you code a programme to sort objects in a database or write a statistical analysis programme to analyse demographic data?
If you think you have good computer programming skills, you may want to consider these jobs.
- Computer Software Engineers, Applications
- Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Computer and Information Systems Managers
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Computer Security Specialists
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Financial Analysts
- Administrative Managers
- Database Administrators
- Electrical Engineers
- Computer Hardware Engineers
- Chemical Engineers
- Computer Programmers
- Multimedia Artists and Animators
- Operations Research Analysts
What are skills?
Skills are things that you learn that help you perform certain tasks well.
When it comes to your career, skills are important for many reasons. With so many graduates competing for top jobs, an employer won’t just be looking at your paper qualifications – they would also want to be assured that you have developed the core skills that would make you a worthwhile addition to their company.
There are many types of skills. Some are acquired through formal learning while others are developed through informal activities. Students can develop skills through extracurricular activities, their academic coursework, a part-time job, job shadowing or internship, or even volunteer work.
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Sources for this article include:
- “Developing Employability Skills,” University of Kent.
- “Computer Programmer Career,” MyMajors
- O*NET OnLine