Computer engineering jobs are at the forefront of the technology movement. Depending on what type of computer engineer you become, you could find yourself developing software, hard drives or networks. Computer engineering jobs are also very well paying gigs.
Here’s what you need to know about computer engineering jobs.
What Do Computer Engineers Do?
Computer engineers research, test, develop and improve computer systems and hardware. They may be responsible for designing and testing processors, apps, networks, memory drives and routers.
Duties of Computer Engineering Jobs
Computer engineers are tasked with creating new computer systems. Although they may not always have a hand in the actual building of the computer system, they are responsible for creating the schematics that will be used to build the computer system. They also test the systems they design in order to get a feel for user experience and any flaws that may exist.
Based on the test results of the systems, computer engineers will adapt their design to make it more efficient and user friendly. Many computer engineers design systems that are used in manufacturing processes.
Computer engineers ensure that existing systems will be compatible with new software when it becomes available. One great example is a car’s computer system being compatible with the software that connects a person’s phone through Bluetooth.
Work Environment of Computer Engineering Jobs
Computer engineers typically work in an office setting. Occasionally, they may have to travel to a job site where there is a computer system which they are designing.
How to Become a Computer Engineer
In order to become a computer engineer you will need a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or a related engineering field. Typically, you will need an advanced degree in computer engineering to be eligible for more senior positions.
Many employers will require some sort of experience, so an internship or apprenticeship is highly recommended.
Outlook for Computer Engineering Jobs
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that as of May 2017 the average income for a computer engineer was $115,120. Computer engineering jobs should continue to grow in the future, but it depends on what kind of computer engineer you become. For example, hardware engineers are only estimated to grow 5 percent, while software engineers are expected to grow by a staggering 25 percent by 2026!
Companies Hiring for Computer Engineering Jobs
Kaiser Permanente has existed to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We are America’s leading nonprofit integrated health plan and serve nearly 10 million people from 38 hospitals and more than 600 medical office buildings.
At Oracle, their vision is to foster an inclusive environment that leverages the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of all of their employees, suppliers, and customers to drive a global competitive advantage.
IBM: From helping transform healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience, it’s what IBMers do. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places.
OLYMPUS: Olympus contributes to society by making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling through innovative solutions, which include Medical and Surgical Products; Scientific Solutions; and Cameras and Audio Products.
ORACLE: At Oracle, our vision is to foster an inclusive environment that leverages the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of all of our employees, suppliers, customers and partners to drive a sustainable global competitive advantage.
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