Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post

Career options with ICT?

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I'm thinking of studying ICT in college because I'm horrible at science and maths.. I'm good at english, i.t and media so I'm deciding to follow that path..
    what career options are avaliable if I do do ICT and if I also study it in university? what other courses can I combine ICT with at college to get a strong career option? thank you.
    • 27 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by foreverT)
    I'm thinking of studying ICT in college because I'm horrible at science and maths.. I'm good at english, i.t and media so I'm deciding to follow that path..
    what career options are avaliable if I do do ICT and if I also study it in university? what other courses can I combine ICT with at college to get a strong career option? thank you.
    There are numerous courses that offer some variant on ICT / Computer Science and can lead to a variety of careers. You can go into programming which is fairly technical and may require you to do some maths if you're looking at a top uni for Computer Science.

    Alternatively you could look at something like network support / installation which is a more practical option.

    A third route could be something like a combined business / ICT degree - I'm not an expert on this so I suggest you google for it or check courses on UCAS.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Would you consider yourself a bit of a geek? There are a few courses you can get on that don't have as much programming or a lot of maths. Computer forensics is one (I currently study) or you could go down the media route, so web development etc.

    It is totally about how much effort you are willing to put in. I'm lucky I enjoy programming and do really well in my course (VAIN I know), however there a still a few that don't really enjoy programming yet are more than happy on the course.

    I would however advice you that if you do anything that branches off Comp Sci, you are going to be expected to program in industry. This is where multimedia computing etc slot in, these cover the basics of computing. From operating systems to hardware etc. Yet you are not really expected to develop a large system when you leave to work.

    Saying that I might be contradicting myself in saying web development (even if it is just html/jscript) is programming. And for multimedia you really need those under your belt.

    Hope that helps a little =D

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: August 14, 2012
New on TSR

The future of apprenticeships

Join the discussion in the apprenticeships hub!

Article updates
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.