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People reveal what surprised them most, tips they would offer others, and what they most like and dislike.
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Examples of likes and dislikes:
"solving problems for end users, which sometimes can seem impossible and helps them to complete their jobs."
"Inability to prevent computer users from causing their own problems, many of whom cause themselves needless frustration because they do not follow basic best practices."
Advances in computer technologies throughout the years have resulted in computers becoming an integral part of our personal and work lives. Virtually all businesses utilize computers, with new technology constantly being developed to keep pace with changes in today’s workplace. As businesses require professionals who are trained in designing, adapting, implementing, and maintaining these technologies, there are numerous computer jobs and careers in a wide variety of fields today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer-related careers is projected to grow much faster over the 2008-18 decade than the average for other occupations.
The type of career an individual wishes to pursue determines the type and level of education needed. While some careers require an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science or a related field, many careers may simply require certification or licensing from an accrediting body. In some cases, individuals may find that they can master computer languages through online tutorials, books, or classes.
Computer-related careers tend to attract individuals who have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as an aptitude in mathematics and science. Good candidates for these types of careers like to solve puzzles, are interested in inventing new technologies, and enjoy learning how computers can make a business work more efficiently. A common misperception is that a career in computing can be a solitary one, but more often than not, good communication skills are required as workers are constantly communicating with each other and with clients.
There are many different kinds of careers in computers that an individual can pursue, allowing them to focus on jobs such as computer programming, designing hardware and software systems, networking, administering, fixing, and Web development.
The following are a few examples of computer careers choices: