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What can I do with my degree in Computing?

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A  Computing degree may be useful in the following career areas:

IT Sales

You could be involved in pre-sales, sales or post-sale support.  Pre-sales requires technical knowledge.  Sales involved negotiating agreements between clients and companies.  Post-sale involves technical skills to help resolve issues.

Job profile of an IT Sales Professional on the Prospects website
Job profile of an IT Sales Professional on the All About Careers website
Job profile of an IT Sales Professional on the Total Jobs website

Technical Author

In this role you will communicate technical information about products and services.  This may be in user guides, manuals or online help.

Job profile of a Technical Author on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Technical Author on the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a Technical Author on the National Careers Service website

Patent Work

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Patent Attorneys act as agents for obtaining patents world-wide. These are akin to solicitors specialising in patent work, they write the application for the inventors and negotiate with Patent Offices. Patent examiners examine applications for patents for alleged inventions and make sure they are within the requirements of the Patents Act and don't infringe the rights of other inventors.

Network Engineer

In this role you will install, maintain and develop computer networks. Resolving network faults, setting up accounts for users, monitoring network traffic and dealing with security issues.

Job profile of a Network Engineer on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Network Support Engineer on the Total Jobs website
Job profile of a Network Engineer on the National Careers Service website

Secondary School Teacher

To teach in state schools (excluding academies and free schools) in England and Wales, you must complete a period of “initial teacher training”, such as a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course or school-centred training, which leads to Qualified Teacher Status. Computing is a popular subject so it is important to build up teaching-related experience during your undergraduate degree and to apply each for teacher training.

Job profile of a secondary school teacher from the Prospects website
Job profile of a secondary school teacher from the TARGET Jobs website
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You may be interested in graduate roles outside of Computing. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019