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What does a Computer Scientist do?

Computer scientists are dedicated to researching and developing technology that solves business problems and our scientific needs. They are "the designers, creators, and inventors of new technology," according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). They are intrinsic to the function of businesses in all industries and focus on the theoretical side of computer technology, researching new and exciting ways that computers can be enhanced to advance our daily lives.

Educational requirements to become a computer scientist

There are a variety of college programs that teach computer science from the associate level to the doctoral degree. Each allows students different job and advancement opportunities. A computer science degree places a strong focus on mathematics, in addition to computer science courses. While pursuing the degree, you might take courses in computational biology, software engineering, graphics, scientific computing, artificial intelligence, database systems, theory, robotics, security, programming languages and computer music.

The job outlook for computer scientists

With the increasing importance of computers in our daily lives, both at home and in the workplace, the need for a dedicated workforce with the knowledge and expertise necessary to develop and maintain computer technology continues to grow. According to Carnegie Mellon, which has the top ranked Computer Science program in the nation, "Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world by the middle of the 21st Century." Job prospects will continue to grow, as technology becomes increasingly important. According to the BLS, employment for these highly skilled technologists is expected to grow by 24 percent, which is more than the average for all occupations.

Career paths for computer scientists

As technology continues to improve and its importance grows, computer scientists are increasingly employed across industries. They find employment in academic institutions, scientific organizations, Internet and computer development, or the information technology market. Some develop video games, software programs and robots, while others focus on computer security. Career paths are based upon experience and the degree held. For instance, universities and the government usually require a Ph.D., while most other positions do not.

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