Computer science degree , worth it ?

I am at a local community college right now studying computer science , I will get the associates degree first because i want to and then transfer to University of Maryland and get a degree in computer science. is there anyone who has landed a good or decent entry level with such degree ? I just want some realistic expectations from anyone who has done it.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    Computer science is a good major. There is no shortage of CS degree holders, so don't expect to be working for Apple/Google/Microsoft/Amazon/etc. You'll most likely end up working for a relatively small company in or around Maryland. General salary ranges you can expect would be from $45K - $65K starting.

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    It is a mistake to pick major and then HOPE you can find a job. You need to know what you want to DO.

    You need to study the part of computer science that fulfills the requirements for the JOB you want. You need to have a good idea of exactly what you want to do BEFORE you choose your area of emphasis, or you will end up with a computer science degree and STILL be unable to get the job you want. So, think about:

    system architecture

    computer security


    database design/maintenance

    hardware engineer

    computer forensics

    web developer

    system analyst

    network administrator

    system developer

    applications developer

    ... and there are more.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yes, it IS worth it. ALL college degrees are worth it. I am so SICK AND TIRED of this question. You ARE NOT REQUIRED BY LAW TO GO TO COLLEGE. I know bank vice-president who took and accounting class in HIGH SCHOOL and went to work part time as bank teller while she was still in high school. She CHOSE NOT TO GO TO COLLEGE. She had a scholarship, but she CHOSE NOT to go to college. Yes, it is small town bank and she is well aware she will never become president of the bank because the Bank's president has a son or grandson who MIGHT go to business college or a 4 year college.


    What you consider to be a "decent" entry level job no one else knows., especially if you never bother to apply for internships while you still IN COLLEGE.. internships CAN turn into job offers, but NOT ALWAYS.MANY bachelor's and masters degree programs now REQUIRE one or 2 internships TO graduate..

    • Yahoo
      Lv 6
      2 years agoReport

      No... no they are not and that bank VP is a very rare exception. The odds of that occurring is literally less than 1%. Stop encouraging children and young adults to follow her footsteps.

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