Strong reasons to learn Computer Science
“Everybody should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”
Steve Jobs, former CEO and creator of Apple
Computer Science is a pretty famous subject of interest in today’s time and age. It is the first choice of a good percentage of the present population. While the fascinating salaries in the IT sector and the socially cool-looking concepts like Coding, and programming intrigue many people, it is also essential to understand and know the reasons to learn Computer Science to thoroughly enjoy the process and build a great career out of the subject.
Computer Science is an inseparable asset in our lives
The first and the most enthralling reason to learn it is that today, it is an inseparable asset in our lives. From the grocery markets to the largest companies in the world, applications built with the knowledge of computer science are used everywhere. In the present times, it is not possible to ignore its relevance in our lives.
A unique and easy-to-learn subject
Furthermore, learning the Subject of Computer Science enables a person to embrace the progress of society. It is just like any other conventional subject, but a lot easier and does not require the learner to mug up huge bunches of information. It is more application-based, which invokes creativity inside the learner. It brings out the creative side of the person, which is often buried by the old-school teaching of old-school subjects. It is also one of the very few subjects which can be learned by a student by themselves, due to thousands of available platforms, and resources on the internet like GeeksforGeeks, freecodecamp, Harvard Open Courseware, MIT Open Courseware, Coursera, The Odin Project, edX, etc.
In due course of learning the subject of Computer Science, a person solves and practices a ton of problems, that not only add to their prowess in the subject but also aid them in developing real-world skills. Learning programming is scientifically believed to increase a person’s analytical and problem-solving skills. Thus, in a general sense, not only is Computer Science easy, and exciting to learn, but it also increases the productivity of the learner by many times. Working in this field also instills leadership and teamwork among fellow learners. It also benefits learning Time management, helps in improving communication skills, and aids people in building a vast social network, with great connections across the globe.
Lucrative salaries and numerous career opportunities
In addition to the above-mentioned points, the field of Computer Science also offers innumerable career paths and opportunities. You could choose to be a Software-Engineer, frontend developer, backend developer, full stack web developer, Web designer, Data Scientist, Cybersecurity Consultant, product manager, network architect, Game developer, and many more. It is the most branched-out subject in the world where there are a thousand different options available for someone to choose from when they start out learning. Along with the industry-related jobs, it also offers enormous leverage to a great career in freelancing and entrepreneurship. It also offers the adventurous advantage of being able to work remotely, which means that we can be sitting in our home in India, working for a company in the United States, or the UK, and vice versa. This also enables workers to enjoy more family time, better relaxation and holidaying opportunities, and less work pressure, increasing the output of work
An important point to note is that it is one of the very few subjects, for which having a College degree seldom affects your job prospects, rather it is your display of the related skills, which helps in getting the job. Also, at the same time, due to the high demand for Computer Scientists, recently graduated students also have a bright future in this field. It is also one of the few very highly paid sectors with lucrative salaries for employees and the people involved in working various jobs in the industry.
Highly diversified and highly gamified
Another beautiful aspect of learning Computer Science is the opportunity to meet and interact with learners all around the globe and participate in thousands of exhilarating competitions, Hackathons, Google Code Jam, ICFP (International Conference on Functional Programming) Programming Competitions, Facebook Hacker Cup, Microsoft Imagine Cup, Coding competitions by Codechef and Codeforces, and many more. Along with being a highly competitive field, it is also a highly rewarding field. However, rather than being lured by all the available options and opportunities, one should take them as an inspiration, to set high, but achievable goals and ambitions, to work harder, and to achieve mastery in this subject.
Beneficial to society
Along with the numerous individual benefits, inventions from the World of Computer Sciences have largely benefitted society as well. Today, scientists can effortlessly monitor air and water pollution levels, students can easily look for numerous career streams and job opportunities available in their interested domains. With the advancements in computer science, we can pay all our bills online through Amazon, or Paypal, we can book cabs online for traveling using Ola, or Uber, and we can order food and get it delivered to the comfort of our homes through online apps like Swiggy and Zomato. Our lives have been eased so much that no matter where we stay, we can easily communicate through apps like ‘Whatsapp,’ Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, etc. Briefly, Computer Science advancements have eased our lifestyle and reduced manual effort to a large extent such that anything and everything can be accomplished through a few simple clicks on our hand-held devices like a mobile phone, a PC (Personal Computer), or a laptop. Today, we no longer need to buy record tapes because of apps like Youtube, Spotify, Wynk, etc. All of these are readily available to us through our phones and desktops. Computer Science has also largely aided the field of Medical Science, Physical and Natural Sciences, Astronomy, and numerous other domains. When we get excited seeing the sophisticated pieces of equipment and devices used in astronomical observatories, these are all the courtesy of advancements in the field of Computer Science integrated with other areas of research.
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