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Ask HN: What kind of CS related jobs need the least daily use of computer?
4 points by pengsu on Oct 31, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments
I am CS major graduate student. But I feel that the less time I sit in front of a monitor, the better I feel everyday. So for my career plan, I would like to find a kind of job/field (of course, related to computer science/engineering) that does not require much daily use of computer, but, for example, reading or writing.

One typical field comes to my mind is algorithm design, most of which can be done by scratching on papers. If I am wrong, please correct me.

Do you think you've made the right decision? You're going to have a difficult career if you don't want to sit in front of a computer.

You should try to balance your time in front of the computer.

I feel the same way. I workout dureing lunch times or in the morning. Take coffee breaks with co-workers. Call or walk over to people's desks instead of emailing or messaging. Take vacations. Work at home and be near your family when you can.

Application Engineer or Product Manager, perhaps? Or somthing similar more towards the tech/marketing boundary where you are interfacing with people as much as actual product.


Sounds like a good one. But I think only teaching high school students is so. A professor in the university spent most of their time writing proposals (mostly on computer).

Some universities distinguish between teaching professors (who teach full time) and research professors (who research and teach).

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