Written by Laura Spencer, Ed.D | Director of Instructional Technology Integration

This week is Computer Science in Education week. Its purpose is to draw awareness to the growing careers in computer science and encourage K-12 students to pursue computer science in school. So what is computer science? Most assume it’s just computer programmers typing code in a cubicle, but it’s so much more! It encompasses a broad range of computer fields, to include computer theory, hardware systems, software systems, and scientific computing. And the field is growing!

Careers in Computer Science include jobs like Hardware Engineer; Database Administrator; Video Game Developer; and CyberSecurity Analyst. And for most of these fields, California is a great place to get hired.

If you’re curious to learn a bit more about computer coding, which is one aspect of computer science, check out all the fun activities on https://csedweek.org/learn

Learn About What Careers are Available in Computer Science

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