With tech talents making up 20 of the 25 most in-demand skills on LinkedIn, it’s no secret that in 2019 computer science is where the jobs are at.
But gigs in tech aren’t just limited to IT-support and data programming roles. Tertiary studies in computer science, information technology or software engineering offer up solid, transferable skills that can be used in a host of awesome future-focused tech careers.
Here, we list as many computer science jobs as we can so you can widen your graduate job searches.
Social media and digital marketing jobs
One of the coolest things about 2019 is that you can sit on social media and call it work. Companies use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat to mine statistics, offer up marketing insights, solve functionality issues and develop new platforms. Sold on STEM + socials? Pop these on the jobs-to-follow list:
Web analytics developer
Digital marketing manager
Social media manager
Data science jobs
The next generation of stats gigs provide companies with the information needed to make smarter – more informed – business decisions. They hunt down numbers to uncover new insights, predict trends and understand complex consumer behaviours. In computer science jobs, some of the highly valued data roles now trending include:
High pay, job security and the flexibility to work between sectors and cities, are just some of the reasons people are jumping on a career in cybersecurity. And with cyber-crime costing the global economy over $400 billion each year, there is serious demand for such a specialised skill set. A degree in computer science or cybersecurity – could offer up one of these exciting pathways:
Information security analyst
Software security engineer
Information security officer
Information security crime investigator
User experience jobs
Consider yourself creative, but heaps into tech too? User experience jobs fuse design with problem-solving smarts to deliver meaningful and relevant experiences and products (think: drafting an interface or developing new physical tech like a phone). Search for degrees in User Interface and Experience Design and look into the following roles:
UX product manager
Software developers design, run, test and troubleshoot various computer programs and apps. And their chosen language? HTML, Java, Lython and C++! Software developer gigs are expected to grow up to 21 per cent by 2028, so hit up a computer science/software engineering/programming degree and become fluent in code stat.
Systems and IT jobs
Like a lot of computer science fields, systems staffers are very much based behind the scenes. They’re tasked with making sure machines, apps and software are working as they should, as well as updating, upgrading and maintaining hardware. Transferable soft skills like attention to detail and good interpersonal skills are key, as troubleshooting other people’s problems generally comes with the gig.
Business systems analyst
Computer network architect
Computer and information research scientist
Web development jobs
Front end developer
Full stack developer
Keen to know more about one of tech’s most in-demand careers? Find out everything you need to know about data science.
Author: Cassie Steel
As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.