| ||Ask HN: What are other career options as a CS major?|
24 points by init-as 4 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 22 comments |
|I go to a top ten school where I am studying computer science and at the moment a second major in math. I can pretty much see my future right now, and I don't really like it. Like everyone else around me I'll probably go into SWE or (more likely with a math background) finance, as is extremely popular at my college. While these jobs do interest me, I don't really want to be a SWE day-to-day. I really like making things and while I always have really enjoy programming, I'd like to use it as more of a tool to solve problems that I find interesting, not really for developing large software. I think a job as a quant or something at a finance firm would be interesting, but they're incredibly competitive. I don't really see myself going to grad school, and I don't really consider academia an option. I don't exactly know what an answer to this question looks like but, what realistic career paths are there for someone like me? I'd really like to consider starting my own business / being self-employed but I'm not sure how realistic this is. Are there any books, resources you'd recommend?|
TLDR: what career options besides finance and software engineering do I have as a cs major?
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