Career prospects in Software Development


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We appreciate your interest in the field of software development. Well MCA is one of the hottest career options available today! This is because, once a candidate is done with completing MCA degree from an Institute, there are multiple of job opportunities available in the market. Which bemused the student on which path to follow – either they can go for Software Engineering or Web Development or in Hardware and Networking. MCA students need to study Financial Management, Accounting, Mathematics, Programming Languages like C, Java, ASP .Net, Web Development, Database Management System, and so on.

MCA post graduates are hired both by Government agencies NTPC, GAIL, BHEL, etc and private IT companies like Accenture, Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant, HCL, HP and so on. As a fresher, an MCA professional can expect anything around 2.4 to 3.4 Lakhs.

A Software Engineer can become an Analyst, a Project Manager, and so on. Initially MCA students are given a few weeks of training on the job, before they get started on LIVE projects. They need to work in different roles and areas in the beginning and then gradually specialize in a specific field.

    After getting an MCA degree, one can enter any of the following roles:

1.  Software Developer/Programmer/Engineer:
Software Developers are responsible for designing, installing, testing and maintaining the software systems. They provide IT services by analyzing the client needs and designing the system to meet those requirements. It is a very creative field that goes beyond the usual job of coding.

2. Troubleshooter:
troubleshooters take the charge of resolving it so that the projects are delivered on time. They also maintain the resources required by software developers and others.

3. System Analyst:
A system analyst is responsible to design innovative IT solutions to drive businesses and increase efficiency. Their role is to study the current business situation, business processes and models, and design better IT solutions

4. Software Application Architect:
The role of a Software Architect is to make high-level decisions in Architecture and design of IT products or services. He/she develops technical guidelines and protocols such as software coding standards, tools and platforms. 

5. Software Consultant:
Consultancy is a very popular career option today. A software consultant is responsible for evaluating a business, its processes and provides software solutions and other feedback to drive the business efficiency. 
 6. Hardware Engineer:
Hardware engineers love working with computer hardware such as hard disk, wires, circuit boards, computer chips, printers, keyboards, routers, and so on. They like the challenges of installing and testing the systems.
7. Technical Writer:
Technical writing is a good blend of technology and your creative writing skills. If you have a passion for latest technologies, gadgets and at the same time you love writing, then technical writing is a great career option for you. A technical writer needs to write technical documents such as product description, User Guides/Manuals, Design specifications, White Papers, Project Plan 
8. Web Designer and Developer:
A Web Designer/Developer is responsible for designing and developing websites. He/she should have a very creative blend of mind, color sense, and font style. They should also be well-versed in software to develop and maintain website such as HTML, Dreamweaver, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash and so on.
9. Technical support Executives: As a technical support/helpdesk employee, you'll be monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks within an organization in a technical support role. If there are any issues or changes required, such as forgotten passwords, viruses or email issues, you'll be the first person employees will come to.
10. Starting a new Venture:
After completing MCA, one can also start his/her own venture after getting some experience in the field of interest. For instance, you can start a computer education firm or an IT solution company or a hardware related start-up.


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