04/02/2022

Computing - 5 cool careers for tech lovers

Technology touches almost every part of our lives, from the smartphone alarm that wakes us up in the morning to the streaming service we watch just before bed. There are great opportunities for graduates with a technology degree to get a job, but the options that are on offer are even more interesting and diverse than you might imagine.Computing – Developers gathered round a laptop

Tech lovers can get lost in the coding and programming or they can focus on the functionality and user experience, but there are career pathways opening up that you might not have known existed. If you’re wondering how to transition to a tech career but don’t really want to be a software engineer or programmer, then check out our guide to 5 cool careers for tech lovers.

Java Developer

Job insights specialist, Glassdoor, recently released their ‘Top 25 Jobs in the UK in 2022’ and Java Developer tops the list for both job prospects and job satisfaction. A graduate Java Developer can expect to earn around £26,000 per year^.

Blockchain Developer

With ever more financial transactions going online, blockchain developers create secure systems that record and store blockchain data to prevent hacking or interference.

AI Engineer

There’s more to Artificial Intelligence (AI) than Alexa! AI engineers program computers with ‘thought processes that take into account a range of situations and circumstances. Not only do you have to understand how computers work, but also understand human beings work so that you can best decide how the AI should respond.

Commercial drone software engineer

Drones are increasingly used by both commercial organisations and security services – and someone needs to take care of these very expensive bits of kit. Drone software engineers will take care of the drones and develop their functionality.  Drone hovering above computer engineers hand

Ethical hacker

Also called ‘white hat’ hackers, these hackers are information security experts who penetrate a company or organisation’s systems, networks and apps to expose any security vulnerabilities that ‘black hat’, or criminal, hackers could exploit.

First for Student Satisfaction

At the University of Bolton, our Computer Science courses are ranked No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction*. Our class sizes are small, which means that your lecturers spend quality one-to-one time with students. Many of our teaching staff have worked in the industry and they’ll be able to share their experience and knowledge with you. As well as student-focused teaching, you’ll be able to able to develop your network of industry connections through guest speakers.

Tailor Your Learning

Computer Science spans a range of specialisms but, at Bolton University, you will be able to focus on the areas that you are strongest in and that will secure your career pathway. Our knowledgeable lecturers will help you to understand your options and explore the opportunities on offer to you.  

Why Bolton?

The supportive environment means that students and staff know each other by name. With a multicultural and diverse student population, Bolton is an inclusive and friendly place to study and live.

The campus is located close to Bolton’s town centre, with lots of bars, clubs and restaurants to enjoy. The metropolitan city centre of Manchester is a short, 15-minute train ride away, with a huge range of cultural and sporting activities to fill your downtime with.  Check out our Computing Courses and come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

^https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries/graduate-java-developer-salary-SRCH_KO0,23.htm

*Complete University Guide 2022

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