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Computer Science

What is Computer Science? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Dept of Computer Science

What is Computer Science?

According to Wikipedia, Computer Science "is the scientific and mathematical approach to computation, and specifically to the design of computing machines and processes. A computer scientist is a scientist who specialises in the theory of computation and the design of computers."

Computer Science - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Accountant Econometrician Pollution Meterologist
Actuary Economist Production Manager
Aerospace Engineer EDP Auditor Production Support Specialist
Air Traffic Controller Employee Relations Specialist Psychometrician
Applications Programmer Engineer Public Health Statistician
Applied Science Technologist Engineering Lab Technician Purchasing/Contract Agent
Artificial Intelligence Programmer Environmental Technologist Quality Assurance Analyst
Astronomer Estate Planner Rate Analyst
Niometrician External Auditor Research Analyst
Commodity Manager Financial Consultant Risk Analyst
Compensation/Benefits Admin Financial Manager Robotics Programmer
Computer Consultant Hydro Geologist Satellite Communications Specialist
Computer Engineer Hydrologist Software Development Specialist
Computer Facilities Manager Information Scientist Software Engineer
Computer Installation & Test Specialist Inventory Control Specialist Software Support Specialist
Computer Marketing/Sales Rep Investment Banker Statistician
Computer Programmer Investment Manager Systems Analyst
Computer Scientist ISO 2000 Specialist Systems Engineer
Computer-Aided Design Tech Market Research Analyst Systems Programmer
Consumer Loan/Credit Office Contract Mathematician Teacher: Science/Math/Computers
Contract Admin Media Buyer Technical Support Rep
Cost Estimator/Analyst Meteorologist Technical Writer
Cryptographer/Cryptologist Mortgage Resercher Transportation Planner
Data Control Admin Network Programmer Treasury Management Specialist
Data Processing Manager Numerical Analyst Underwriter
Database Manager Operation Research Analyst Urban Planner
Demographer Physicist Value Engineer
    Weight Analyst

Related Skills

Abstract & Formal Reasoning Programming Language Concepts
Knowledge of Operating Systems Multi-tasking
Testing Analyzing
Mathematical Skills Problem-solving
Organizing/Simplifying Logical Thinking
Detail-oriented Thoroughness
Work Idependently & in Teams Advanced Quantitative Abilities
Statistical Analysis Designing Systems
Written & Oral Communication Skills marketing Concepts
Research Classifying/Systemizing
Efficiency Systematic
Critical Thinking JavaScript

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Occupations by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Computerworld - IT job search

TechCentric - Recruiting services for technology professionals

Computer Jobs - Lists professional positions in the computer industry nationwide

Telecommuting Jobs - Lists professional positions for programmers

Computerwork.com - Lists professional positions in the field of information technology

Dice - Lists professional positions in information technology, engineering, and technical fields

ITtalents.com - Recruits and places MIS and IT professionals, with a "Student Recruiting Link" provided

Creative Hotlist - Graphic and web design

Computer - Software Jobs 

CyberCoders.com – Job search for all technology and engineering professionals. They have many jobs in computer science such as Software Developers, QA Engineers and other web development jobs, just to name a few.

Just Tech Jobs

Internet Jobs

Jobs for Programmers

Career Marketplace


Society for Technical Communication



Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook  The following links provide a summary of related careers, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

What Can I do with a Major in Computer Science? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.

Computer Science Career Center

Careers in Science and Engineering

Professional Association Links

 Association for Computing Machinery - Delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession

The Professional Association for Design - Provides information on the AIGA, the professional association for design, and what it is they do

Internet Society

Association for Women in Computing

IEEE Computer Society

The Computing Research Association




American Mathematical Society

SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Miscellaneous Links


Computerworld: Career Topic Center

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