Computer engineers, in particular, are often overlooked when it comes to job searches, according to a new study.
But there’s a catch: While they’re generally considered “hard” jobs, computer engineers are considered more desirable than any other job group for the most part, the report says.
And, they’re also often viewed as a “dumb” job.
What’s the difference between a hard and a dumb job?
According to the report, the most important factor is “how much money is invested.”
“In terms of how much money you spend on technology and how much you put into technology, the hard jobs are going to be better than the dumb jobs,” says Jason Egan, associate professor of engineering and technology management at the University of Toronto.
And that’s especially true if you’re looking for a tech job that requires you to be “in the know.”
If you’re interested in getting a job in computer engineering, Egan suggests you take a look at the job boards.
It’s important to be able to “play it safe” in the hiring process.
“If you’re going to have a hard job, you want to make sure that you’re able to handle that, that you can take the risk, and that you are able to get the experience that you need,” he says.
“And if you don’t, you’re not going to get any experience, or you’re just not going for it.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Egan says there are plenty of good reasons why you should consider the computer engineering field.
“You’re going for a really good career,” he explains.
“Computer engineers are very good at creating systems and software.
And it’s also a really attractive career for people who like the challenge of learning new things.” “
It’s an area where you have lots of opportunities for education, and you’re in a highly competitive industry, so it’s good to have that.
And it’s also a really attractive career for people who like the challenge of learning new things.”
A more challenging job, Eagan says, is the “web” and “social networking.”
Those two are “really, really challenging.”
In a recent study, the company LinkedIn found that “only about 10 per cent of the engineering workforce has a PhD, compared to about 25 per cent in other fields.”
And the typical engineer is in their 20s or 30s, which means they tend to have less experience than the average tech worker, says Egan.
In the study, engineers with more than 15 years of experience were found to be over-represented among the candidates.
But it’s not just the experience factor that determines a computer engineer’s aptitude.
In fact, Egon says, “they’re more likely to be a self-starter, to be willing to learn and to go through the whole process of building a product and making sure it’s stable.”
A typical engineer may be a “cognitive engineer,” meaning they’re well-versed in programming languages like C++ and Java, and have a keen interest in learning new technology.
But he also says that “they can be very technical and analytical, but they can also be creative and innovative.”
“The most successful computer engineers don’t just have a knack for engineering, they have a talent for building software, too,” says Egon.
“They’re not necessarily the most talented engineers.”
The report’s authors also said that the average salary for computer engineers is around $100,000 per year, and most engineers are in their early 20s.
But they said that while the salary is generally well-established, it’s important not to get too attached to your specific career path.
“Do what works for you,” says the report.
“Don’t feel compelled to have this specific career goal.”