Choosing a college course is tough for most high school graduates. It is one key decision that needs in-depth analysis of various factors. Make a wrong choice today and you will face a bleak future tomorrow. If you’re not sure what to take, you better reflect on your passion, the job opportunities and outlook, and your future career growth.
Know your interests and the fields where you excel most. From them, you can sort the courses before you choose the best for you. Do you want to become a software engineer? Let us look at a few of the most useful data to help you decide.
Figures and Data
The Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education released a 2014 report on its priority courses, with Information Technology (IT) topping the list. This simply means that the course will be in-demand for the next couple of years.
Software engineering (SE) is a specific IT field. Thus, getting a degree in SE can be a good choice.
Let us dig deeper by looking at a few details on SE as a profession.
Best Job – Many trusted web sites listed software engineer as one of the best jobs in the world, at least, for 2014. Both Forbes and Career Cast placed it in 7th spot. Meanwhile, US News and World Report named software developer (SD) as the best of all jobs. People often refer to SE and SD as similar with engineers who create software, though SDs are not always engineers.
- Job Outlook – The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job outlook for SDs (from 2012 to 2022) will be 22 percent much faster than normal. This rather mirrors or shares the global job outlook for this career.
- High Pay – Bloomberg.com has released a report on countries where software engineers get the highest pay. The top 10 were Pakistan, India, South Africa, Bulgaria, China, Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil, Egypt, and Mexico.
- Opportunities – SE experts are skilled because they can design, improve, maintain, test, and assess certain software and systems. Thus, they can work for large companies.
Hone Your Skills
When you choose SE, it can be a good source of income. You can enroll at CIIT, one of the best software engineering colleges in the Philippines. It offers Bachelor’s degree in SE.
To learn more on this course, subjects, and fees, inquire at CIIT by sending your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.