Technology and science go hand in hand in furthering our understanding of the world. In this day and age, a computer science degree can be obtained from home, using your own computers supported by open source software. But, why get a computer science degree? And, perhaps the most important question of all, will there be jobs available in this field when it’s time for you to look?
1.) The jobs will be there, so study up. Sure, few jobs are totally recession proof, but computers aren’t going anywhere and neither are the vast opportunities for employment in the field. There is a high demand for degree holders and trained professionals. This entire field is based on continuous developments and the latest discoveries, which means if you are capable of working in the field, there will be a company looking to hire you. If you are near the top of your class or prone to innovative thought, you’ll command a great salary.
2.) The field is a challenging way to spend the work day. Perhaps you are a math whiz who is always looking for a good challenge. Chances are that sooner or later, you will find that challenge in computer science. Earn your BCS degree and you will position yourself to be a hot job candidate. Other computer science degree holders become fluent in the implementation and design of new software.
3.) Once you get that degree, get one more. In much the same way as the field is always evolving, you need to evolve your degrees to best position yourself to earn the big bucks. If you can work in the field and gain experience at the same time that you are earning your masters, you are truly positioning yourself to be at the top of the employment list. Also, a PhD could lead to high level laboratory jobs and a very strong income earning potential.