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Which Computer Science Jobs are Best?

WHICH IS THE BEST? All computer science jobs are not created equal. That degree might qualify you for a number of different jobs in technology. But how do you know which one is the best for you? SOFTWARE DEVELOPER/ COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH 40 YOU'LL WORK Research, design, implement and test software and systems Generally, a 40-hour workweek, though you should expect long hours when project deadlines approach - HOUR WHERE YOU'LL WHAT YOU'LL MAKE WORK Median salary, $92,660 Office, much of time spent alone writing code 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 BIGGEST BIGGEST BENEFITS DRAWBACKS Job is generally low-stress, though project deadlines can Job is in high demand, as the world increasingly relies on technology OxxxX become intense DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH 40 Design, code and YOU'LL WORK Generally, a 40-hour workweek, though project deadlines and maintain database systems to store and - HOUR manage data after-hours crises can spring up WHERE YOU'LL WORK WHAT YOU'LL МАKE Office, generally for large organizations Median salary, $77,080 ........ ....... 30,000 60.000 90,000 120,000 150,000 BIGGEST BENEFITS BIGGEST DRAWBACKS Generally have ability to work with lots of Risk of database different types of failure can make for people and projects high-stress job 66403 HARDWARE ENGINEER WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH YOU'LL WORK Configure hardware of computers; 40 Generally, a 40-hour workweek, though project deadlines and improve layout and design of devices for increased efficiency HOUR crises can lead to night and weekend work WHERE YOU'LL WHAT YOU'LL МАКE WORK Factory, research facility or lab Median salary, $100,920 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 44 BIGGEST DRAWBACKS BIGGEST BENEFITS Narrow, Typically get to work project-based focus with newest OxxxX can make for technology monotonous days SYSTEMS ANALYST WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH YOU'LL WORK Design IT solutions; adapt existing systems to improve business efficiency Generally, 40-hour workweek, though 40 extended hours and productivity aren't uncommon, particularly at end of projects or for consultants working HOUR with clients WHERE YOU'LL WORK WHAT YOU'LL МАКE Median salary, $79,680 Office; freelancers and consultants travel to client offices ........ 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 BIGGEST DRAWBACKS Can be high-stress when systems fail BIGGEST BENEFITS Good deal of flexibility to work on variety of projects NETWORK ARCHITECT WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH 40 HOUR Design, build and test YOU'LL WORK Generally, 40-hour workweek communication networks * HOUR WHERE YOU'LL WORK WHAT YOU'LL МАКЕ Median salary, $91,000 Office, but often must work on-site at different buildings and offices 30,000 60.000 90,000 120,000 150,000 BIGGEST BENEFITS Likely to see increase in job openings as companies expand BIGGEST DRAWBACKS Dozens of possible certifications can be use of wireless and mobile technology daunting WEB DEVELOPER WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH YOU'LL WORK Use software FULL Full time, but hours languages and other tools to create, vary widely; a quarter of Web developers TIME implement and test Web applications are self-employed </>', WHERE YOU'LL WORK WHAT YOU'LL MAKE Good chance of Median salary, $62,500 working from home; otherwise, office setting 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 4. BIGGEST DRAWBACKS BIGGEST BENEFITS Project deadlines can Flexible schedule create stress OxxxX INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH YOU'LL WORK Develop and implement security measures to protect organizations' computer networks and systems (40 40-hour workweek is typical, though after-hours crises are - HOUR not uncommon WHERE YOU'LL WORK WHAT YOU'LL МАКЕ Office, most likely for large company Median salary, $86,170 ..... 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 BIGGEST DRAWBACKS BIGGEST BENEFITS Job security thanks to ever-increasing cyber Must keep on top of constantly changing attack methods threats SYSTEMS MANAGER WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH YOU'LL WORK Plan, coordinate and direct no f40 Generally, 40-hour workweek, though technology-related HOUR activities in overtime is common organizations WHERE YOU'LL WHAT YOU'LL МАKE WORK Median salary, $120,950 Office, for small or large companies; limited ability to work from home as manager 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 AVAILABLE BIGGEST BENEFITS BIGGEST DRAWBACKS Chance to influence After-hours crises entire company common IT SUPPORT WHAT YOU'LL DO HOW MUCH YOU'LL WORK Provide technical help and support to organizations FULL Most likely full-time, but not necessarily TIME 9-to-5 WHERE YOU'LL WORK WHAT YOU'LL МАКE Median salary, $48,900 Call center, could even work from home 30,000 60,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 AVAILABLE BIGGEST DRAWBACKS BIGGEST BENEFITS Must be constantly available for users Flexible schedule http://money.usnews.com - http://www.totaljobs.com - https://targetjobs.co.uk - http://www.bls.gov http://dba.stackexchange.com - http://www.reddit.com - http://hiring.monster.com SOURCES COMPUTERSCIENCEZONE.ORG

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