There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are on the path to a career in computer science, and those who haven’t found the path yet. If you’re looking for a smart career change or if you’re getting ready to enter the job market, give us five minutes to explain why now is the time to pursue a computer engineering career.
With the help of MyComputerCareer, you’ll be on your way to a better life with a better livelihood in just six simple steps.
Step 1: State of the Computer Science Field
The job market is an intimidating place, whether you’re changing jobs or looking for your first. You were brought up on the idea that you can do anything you want. So why should you want a job in computer science?
Here’s a table that will help us explain.
|Career||Median Salary||Job Outlook (2012-2022)|
|Computer Support Specialist||$48,900 annually
|Web Developer||$62,500 annually
|Computer Programmer||$74,280 annually
|Database Administrator||$77,080 annually
|Software Developer||$93,350 annually
These numbers come from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and are based on 2012 reporting for careers in Computer Information and Technology.
The figures for salary should speak for themselves. The percentages under job outlook are a measure of how many jobs are added to a field in a given year. Considering the national average for all occupations in 2012 was 11%, you can see how the computer science field is booming.
When you think about how invested our lives are in technology right now and how important it is to employ computer literate people who can positively influence a business, you start to understand how pursuing a career in computer science could be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.
Step 2: See if Computer Science is Right for You
Computer science is an immensely broad field, and it’s only getting bigger. You’re going to want to narrow down your focus and decide what kind of job would be a good fit for you. Take into account your desired salary, prospective job security, and the minimum education and training you will need to get hired.
There are plenty of resources online that can help you decide if computer science is a good choice for you. Sites like Codecademy offer introductory courses to basic coding languages like HTML and Java, which you can try for free and see if something grabs you.
Not every computer science career requires you to know how to code, and one of the best resources for gauging interest is right in front of you. We’re talking about our free career evaluation at MyComputerCareer.
Step 3: Take Our Free Career Evaluation
You can take our free career evaluation right now on our website. The assessment takes about 20 minutes and will ask you some basic questions to find out your level of experience with computers and technology. Once you finish, one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your scores and the fastest path to your new career. They’ll be able to tell you what you’ll need to do to get a job in computer science, information technology, web development, or whichever field suits you best.
Taking our evaluation doesn’t obligate you to enroll in any of our programs, but it might be what you need to get a foot in the door to new opportunities.
Step 4: Enroll in an MCC Certification Program
One of the best reasons to enter this field is the low threshold. You don’t need a college degree or a doctorate to be successful. To qualify for one of our certification programs, all you need is a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Earning a certification from MyComputerCareer is a faster, more effective way to learn the information you need and gain the tools for success. A certification tells future employers you are qualified, and we offer a broad range of courses from many of the biggest names in the industry, including Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and EC-Council. No matter what you want to do, we can prepare you for your new life.
Step 5: Dedicated Career Services from MCC
You’re not just enrolling in a certification program when you get an education at MyComputerCareer. You’re also signing up for access to personalized career counseling. Our advisors will help you find a job, prepare your résumé, and coach you for interviews, even before you’ve completed your certification. Many of our success stories involve people being offered jobs before they even finish with us.
Step 6: Enjoy Your New Career and the Success That Comes with It
Once you’re finished with us, so many new doors will have opened for you. You’ll be well on your way to a better life in the exciting world of computer science. And if you find yourself in a position to pursue a new opportunity, our doors are always open to help you renew an existing certification or add a new set of skills to your repertoire.
If you have any question about our programs or services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.