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Computer programming jobs involve writing and editing code, analyzing data and maintaining computer systems. Most computer programming careers offer areas of specialization that require additional skills as well. Read on to learn more about computer programming jobs and specializations.
Types of Computer Programming Specializations
A school may offer several specializations to students pursuing a computer programming bachelor’s degree. Universities may also call these specializations “tracks” or “concentrations”.
Studying artificial intelligence (AI) teaches you to use AI applications, which incorporate natural language processing and machine learning to identify and interpret spoken words and make recommendations. Learners study algorithms, analysis and predictive modeling.
Potential Courses: AI principles, machine learning, natural language processing
Potential Careers: AI architect, AI researcher, machine learning engineer
Computer and Network Security
Students specializing in computer and network security focus on all elements of an organization’s security. This includes addressing vulnerabilities.
Potential courses: Operating systems principles, wireless networks security and computer forensics.
Potential Careers: Network security analyst, security engineer, digital crime analyst and firewall administrator.
Students who specialize in data science learn to extract and analyze information from large data sets. Learners also develop essential skills in analytics and predictive modeling.
Potential Courses: Applied statistics, data science and research practice, machine learning
Potential Careers: Data scientist, data analyst, database administrator, machine learning engineer
Students who specialize in computer-human interfaces learn to evaluate how people interact with computers, smartphones and websites. Learners use this information to develop interfaces that function across various systems and devices.