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Computer Science

vandicevandice Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Science Majors
If I major in Computer Science, and focus more on programming, software, etc. The down and dirty of computer stuff, is it still possible for me to move up the ladder and say become a Manager or become a CIO or etc. ?
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  • sumzupsumzup Registered User Posts: 799 Member
    Yes, it's definitely possible to transition to that kind of role. Depending on the company, they might even count a more technical background as a plus (e.g. Amazon).
  • vandicevandice Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Thank you alot, sumzup. That's very helpful and inspiring, considering I live in Georgia and there are many companies based in Atlanta such as CNN, Turner Broadcasting, etc. that could be like you said and consider the tech background better.
  • terencterenc Registered User Posts: 1,128 Senior Member
    Hm. There are definitely companies where engineers are actually preferred for management positions. However, CNN and Turner Broadcasting are definitely not those types of companies in my opinion. We're talking about companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Ebay, any web software company, Oracle, Salesforce, Cisco, etc..., basically companies where software engineering is at the core of the company. Engineering is not at the core of media companies like CNN.
  • sumzupsumzup Registered User Posts: 799 Member
    ^Basically this. However, it's not like your career prospects in management would /that/ much better if you did business or something related (and general career prospects are better with CS).
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