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Computer Systems Software Engineers
Computer systems software engineers coordinate the construction, maintenance, and expansion of an organization's computer systems.
The Job
Working with the organization, they coordinate each department's computer needs-ordering, inventory, billing, and payroll recordkeeping. They also might set up the organization's intranets-networks that link computers within the organization and ease communication among various departments.
Work Environment
Computer systems software engineers normally work in clean, comfortable offices or in laboratories Telecommuting is becoming more common as technological advances allow more work to be done from remot
College Majors
Computer Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics
Minimum Qualifications
Systems software engineers often study computer science or computer information systems. Graduate degrees are preferred for some of the more complex jobs.
Personality traits helpful for this career
The ability to work with abstract concepts and to do technical analysis is especially important for systems engineers.
Quick Facts
  • Job prospects will be best for applicants with a bachelor's or higher degree and relevant experience.
Compensation and Outlook
Consulting opportunities for computer software engineers should grow as businesses seek help to manage, upgrade, and customize their increasingly complicated computer systems.
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