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can i be both a computer hardware and software programmer?

hi, I'm currently 14, and i have strong interest computers (coding and putting them together) I'm planning on being either a computer hardware engineer, or a computer software engineer and i was thinking "could i be both?" would i be able to do it? or would it be to difficult? thank you~!

Asked By: - 8/4/2010
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It helps to have some background in hardware and software, whatever you do, but someday when you get a job, it will probably be mostly one or the other. I have degrees in computer engineering and computer science. I have been a programmer,and a systems administrator in the past. My day job now is as a software... More
Answered By: Computer Guy - 8/4/2010
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Just do general computer engineering. I think it deals with a little more hardware than software, but you can learn to program, too.
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Answered By: j_clicky_pen - 8/4/2010
 
yes you can do both but to be a great programmer requires dedication and building computer systems can interfere with it. Both can require a lot of your time
Answered By: CAB - 8/4/2010
 
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