If the question, “Should I study computer science?” is keeping you up at night, we’re here to help!
Computer science, which is the study of computers and computational systems, has computer scientists working mainly with software and software systems in areas of development, design, application and theory. It’s a great degree if you’re looking to future proof your career, as computer scientists are in demand in SO many industries – tech, biology, defence, design, finance, cybersecurity… These clever peeps can work just about anywhere!
But is it the right study and career pathway for you? Find out by taking our quiz below.
Computer science careers
Now that you’ve answered the “Should I study computer science?” question, here are some awesome reads that’ll help set you up for CS success.
- Wanna know what kinds of computer science jobs are out there? Here’s a list of all the computer science jobs we can think of
- Get job ready with the RMIT Bachelor of Computer Science
- Read up on embracing Maori culture in computer science
- For the creatives, learn how to make music with computer science
- Find out what to expect from a computer science degree
Coding skills are also really useful when it comes to computer science degrees. Here are some incredible free resources if you’re looking to learn something new.
You might also like to watch our Q&A with Associate Professor James Curran from the University of Sydney, co-author of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and founder of Grok Learning and the Australian Computing Academy. We chat about getting in-person support when learning to code.
And don’t forget to check out our tech role model career profiles, where you can hear from computer scientists working at interesting companies and on amazing projects.
Author: Louise Meers
Louise is the acting digital editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals.