The Career Doctor™
WHAT'S HOT IN THE COMPUTER FIELD?
Dear Career Doctor:
Please help me decide the right career path. I am confused about what
are the hot technologies today and what field suits me. My options are
teaching computer science, or pursuing a course in ERP, SAP or Oracle.
There is a big difference in the work and rewards of teaching
computer science versus being a computer scientist. Teachers are
people-oriented people who have technical knowledge. Computer scientists
are technical people who must interact with people. Your first decision is
to decide which you are.
Now, here is a confession: I am confused about the hot technologies too,
so I asked a friend who works in the computer field. He says that SAP, ERP
and Oracle are most in demand these days. He recommends that you make sure
the curriculum for any Degree in Computer Science include Oracle, SAP and ERP
training. If you are simply going to take courses in Oracle, SAP or ERP,
make sure the successful completion of your coursework leads to certification
in your chosen area.
Finally, here's something I do know: hot technologies cool down fast.
So, whatever path you choose, it's important to keep up with the latest
technologies, because knowledge gets out-dated so quickly in the computer
The Career Doctor
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