Computer engineers are part of a team of workers who develop computer equipment (hardware) and programs (software). They apply their knowledge of math and science to computer design. They help solve technical problems for team members who do the programming or create the equipment.
Work Activities and Conditions
Almost always work as part of a team of engineers. May share office space with others. Must make sure that all details are performed and are completed accurately. Errors could cause computer systems to malfunction. May work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or solve a problem for a client.
What Interests and Skills are necessary?
Communicate Reason and Problem Solve Use Math and Science Work with Things Perceive and Visualize
Have investigative interests. They like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking. They like to search for facts and figure out solutions to problems mentally. Have realistic interests. They like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like to work with plants, animals, and physical materials such as wood, tools, and machinery. They often prefer to work outside. Have conventional interests. They like work activities that follow set procedures, routines, and standards. They like to work with data and detail. They prefer working where there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Preparation, Certification, Degree, or Licensing requirements?
Computer engineers can obtain voluntary certification from the hardware and software manufacturers who offer certification programs on their products. Certification is occasionally required for employment.
A Bachelor's degree is essential to get a job in computer science. If you are hoping to get a job directly out of college, you may want to choose a specialized degree. Bachelor’s degrees in software engineering or electrical engineering with a concentration in computer engineering would be appropriate.
Job Outlook and Wages
The job outlook demand for computer engineers is expected to be very strong.
In Nevada, the annual salary is- 25% is 72,520. The Median is 75,640. 75% is 86,680