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Computers are used in almost every aspect of our lives. This industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy.
To maintain a competitive edge, industry and commerce must continue to make creative, scientific and engineering advances and produce high quality products.
More than ever, there is a demand for a prepared work force with the scientific and technical training necessary to perform effectively on the job. This growing industry shows no signs of slowing down in the next decade. Now, it is the time to plan your future in computing.
Since there are no standard job classification in the computer industry, several different titles may often represent the same type of job. For example, a programmer-analyst can be higher, lower or equal to a system analyst, depending on the company.
Technical support specialist, product support specialist and system engineer all refer to essentially the same job. Therefore, when you look for a job, don't depend on the job title as much as on the job description.
Most professional in the computer industry, have at least a four year college degree in mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems or electrical engineering. Many have advanced degrees. They, however, all started preparing for their careers long before they began their undergraduate degrees. One can start investigating a career in computing as early as four years before enter in college. The different degrees have different requirements.
You should also make a plan for applying to different college with computing degrees and locations. Be sure to check on things like financial aid, how competitive it is to get in to that particular college, entrance tests and scores required, tuition and courses available. If you have economically sound then it is always helpful to make a campus visit and meet the professors.