Computer science is one of the courses that most young students study in Ghana today.
This may partly be because most young ones have an interest in computing or the course generally sounds attractive and so many enjoy the prospects of being linked with it.
Whichever one’s reason is for studying computer science in a Ghanaian university, one thing that needs to be known is the list of possible careers to be pursued upon completion of the course.
In this article, we shall provide you with information about four career options you can pursue after obtaining your degree in computer science in Ghana.
Software engineers are responsible for building and enabling programs and Softwares to enable end-users to perform specific functions on their gadgets.
Software developers are usually responsible for designing, testing and maintaining Softwares for companies, individuals and organizations.
In Ghana, most software Engineers are better off starting their own companies where they can render services to financial institutions, schools and health facilities as well as other IT firms.
Some of the key requirements for pursuing a career as a Software developer include the ability to think creatively and also fluency in all the programming languages especially C++, C, Java and CSS as well as Python.
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer systems analysts or systems analysts are computers scientists responsible for diagnosing and assessing organisations computer systems to recommend software and hardware changes and upgrades.
The Systems analyst is responsible for regularly researching to identify software and system upgrades that could aid the growth of the organisation and improve productivity.
For anyone hoping to pursue this career, the person ought to have a dire thirst for knowledge and an eye for trendy systems and Softwares.
Fortunately, systems analysts are needed at almost everywhere that computers and systems are used hence a huge chance of success in this field for any computer scientist in Ghana.
Web developers are usually responsible for the structural composition of websites and web-based resources.
They are involved in creating the technical structure for websites and making sure that web pages are accessible and easily downloadable through a variety of browsers and interfaces.
As such, individuals hoping to pursue this kind of career should be well-vested in the programming languages associated with web design. They should also be creative enough to be able to develop pages that users can interact with easily.
In some cases, web developers may also be required to possess knowledge in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Information Security Analyst
Information Security Analysts are like the police officers of the computer system. They are responsible for creating systems to shield computer networks and systems from internet attacks as well as data breaches.
They are also responsible for anticipating future threats by studying current threats and trends so as to be able to create blockades ahead of time.
Security Analysts are required to have long-lasting problem-solving skills in order to be able to determine, diagnose and solve system breaches and attacks.
While Computer Science is a viable course to study in recent times, owing to the fast pace at which technology is developing, it is of maximum importance that individuals venturing into this area of study anticipate the career path they wish to toe so as to enable them to know the specific skills they need to acquire to be successful in their chosen career.
Also, the careers explained above are definitely not the only careers associated with Computer Science In Ghana. You can share others in the comment box beneath the post. For any enquiries, you can reach out to us.