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Is software engineering a good career to get into?

I have always been a computer guy and I think that that would be a good choice for me. Is this a good career? How challenging is it? What kind of education do you need (I think it's a degree in computer science?). I live in Arkansas and I do wonder how many software engineer jobs there would be here though. I have a couple of years until I have to worry about any of this but I would just like to know now.

Asked By: Psych0s0c1al - 12/31/2009
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Hi There, I'm a software engineer myself, been in this industry for 5 year plus 4 years of education to get into this field... Well, personally, I want to get out of programming, but that's just me. What I'd advise is for you to select what you really love doing. No matter how much lame it sounds right now, trust me... More
Answered By: Anonymous - 12/31/2009
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It's definitely still a good career choice. In most large Universities, a computer science degree requires a lot of math, like all engineering programs. Probably 2 1/2 to 3 years of calculus. And some of the programming courses are probably quite intense. But some universities don't require much math for a computer... More
Answered By: hi - 12/31/2009
 
in a couple years the job market will probably have recoverd and s/w eng will have good possibilities... More
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