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What kind of degrees can you get related to programming?

There are many types of jobs in computers and technology with similar skillsets to computer programmers. Alternatives for education you may consider:

  • Software development: Software developers design computer and mobile applications, primarily for consumers. They must understand user needs, be able to troubleshoot issues and find solutions, and modify programs as needed. A solid foundation in computer programming, web development, and application development can help you be successful as a software developer.
  • Computer networking: Computer networking technicians configure computer systems for businesses, install updates, check firewalls and maintain routers, and ensure the network is running smoothly. Having a strong background in computers and operating systems, in addition to strong analytical and problem-solving skills, will help you become a successful network admin.
  • Information Technology (IT): Information systems professionals work closely with management and technical staff, which is why this degree combines both IT and business processes. Working with both groups, information system professionals help prioritize system requirements, streamline processes and optimize efficiencies and revenue. To be successful in information systems, you will need a solid understanding of technology, as well as strong analytical and creative skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.

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