Careers Requiring Coding Skills

Most scientific undergraduate degrees now have a coding module where students learn to write and edit a set of instructions needed for computers to function. Computer codes are key languages to help computer scientists and related professionals develop different programs to solve particular problems, address market needs and help users. Undergraduates with a proficiency in code are highly sought after in the market and display some of following skills: computer language proficiency (Python, Java, C etc), critical analysis for problem solving, patience and attention to detail. 

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some careers where coding is an absolute must:

Computer Systems Engineer: develops and evaluates software/hardware using their computer science, engineering and math expertise at a personal and professional scale. They ensure these work efficiently in the modern world across multiple domains including robotics, medical devices, smart technologies and automated vehicles. Creative thinking and problem solving skills are key prerequisites needed for this job.

Computer Programmer: often have a computer science background and develop the code lines needed for creating software or programs which allow computers to function. They are also needed in the subsequent maintaining, debugging and troubleshooting steps once the program is released and used by humans. Thus, they write codes for new programs, update existing programs, correct any errors and protect programs against any online attacks. 

Data Analyst: require lower coding expertise than data scientists which means that undergraduates having taken non Computer Science degrees such as Physics are also highly valued. The minimal acquisition of the Python language is needed but a higher degree of soft skills are needed including presenting data to non-expert audiences as well as excellent communication skills. 

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Graphics Designer: coding in graphic design will give you a competitive advantage on your peers – better imaging (colour, size, visual effects) and structure will be achieved as coding allows designers to better control how their final creations will turn out. On top of photo-editing software acquisition and creative design skills, excellent time management and keeping up to date with the latest trends will make you stand out.

Web Developer: are needed for all professional bodies (public, private, charity) wanting to communicate products or services to potential consumers, clients or audiences. They should expect to work routinely with HTML and JavaScript to build an esthetically pleasing and user-friendly website. Details such as minimizing the number of clicks, adding home buttons on each subpage and optimizing navigation between pages can enhance audience engagement.