If your growing youngster is showing a decided aptitude for computers, he’s only following the latest trend. And if you are a career-minded parent, you well rejoice, because a career in Computer Science or Information Technology (IT) is considered one of the most high-opportunity and high-paying avenues, especially as India’s prowess in this industry is recognized across the globe, thanks to the pool of talented computer engineers working in IT companies of the USA and Canada.

True to its global reputation, the Indian IT sector has lots of scope in terms of growth in employment opportunities. Apart from aptitude, the lure of high salaries in the IT sector is also irresistible for youngsters, as is the prospect of overseas projects and jobs.

Like all other engineering professions, Computer Engineering too requires practical knowledge to be employable. Therefore, if your kid is interested in a career in IT, it is important to enable her to get maximum exposure to practical knowledge in order to hone her practical skills. Additional certification courses offered by Microsoft, Oracle, Redhat, etc. would also enhance her chances of getting hired.

Here are some of the attractive career options open to your budding computer professional:

1.  Software Developer

Software developers are concerned with the various aspects of software development which involves activities such as design and coding, computer programming, project management, etc.

2.  Hardware Engineer

These professionals are involved in research, design, development, testing, and overseeing of the installation of computer hardware such as computer chips, circuit boards, systems, modems, keyboards, and printers.

3. System Designer

System Designers carry out Logical and Physical Designing, which include aspects like structure and characteristics such as output, input, files, database and procedures, etc.

4. System Analyst

Systems Analysts research upon the existing problems and plan solutions for the problem. They also recommend software and system related problems and coordinate development between business development teams. 

5.  Networking Engineer

Networking engineers are computer professionals involved in designing, implementation, and troubleshooting of computer networks.

6. Database Administrator

DBA or Database Administrators design, implement, maintain, and repair an organization's database. They are also known as Database Coordinators or Database Programmers in the IT sector.

7. Overseas Opportunities

Indians are at the helm of the world’s top IT companies and Indian IT professionals are much in demand globally. So, if your kid has the aptitude and the dynamism, the sky is the limit to what he can reach in his professional life!


And here is a list of the top IT recruiters of the world for ready reference:

• Google
• Yahoo
• Hewlett-Packard 
• International Business Machines Corporation
• Toshiba Corporation 
• Dell Inc
• NEC Corporation
• Canon Inc
• Apple Inc
• ASUSTEK Computer Inc
• Acer Inc
• Lenovo Group Limited
• Sun Microsystem
• Infosys
• Wipro
• Techmahindra