02/06/2020

What a career in Computing looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, you will discover a popular computing careers and jobs and what that involves. The industry has seen a dramatic boom in computing jobs, in recent years. As the online and digital world contuse to develop and expand, there is a continuing growing demand for graduates in this field.

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Potential careers

Many computing degrees will provide multiple viable career options; you can investigate data analysing, software development and networks. One popular option is to become a security engineer. This type of role involves working in the background of applications to ensure users have a safe experience online.

Security engineers oversee creating and implementing solutions to ensure a company’s product or service is secure for the users and customers, including all their personal data. In this computing job role, it is crucial to be able to adapt to new situations and respond to breaches of data quickly.

Day-to-day, the role involves monitoring the infrastructure and responding to any potential threats. Alongside this, security engineers will be continually improving their security, planning for advances in-line with client budgets and expectations.

In the spotlight

One famous face with a background in computer is Elon Musk. Of course, his talents were only used for good reasons, but his in-depth computing knowledge helped him to launch his computer software career in 1995. Now, he holds multiple positions at the top of a variety of companies, including Tesla. As of April 2020, his net worth is a whopping $38.9 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 23rd-richest person in the world.

If you’re considering starting your computing career, you’ll need an undergraduate degree. At the University of Bolton, you will get to learn from industry experts support by state-of-the-art facilities.
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