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Windows 7: Which is better Computer Hardware engineer or software engineer?

25 Oct 2011   #1
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Which is better Computer Hardware engineer or software engineer?

I am nearing the time at which I would like to pick what career I would like to follow. I have narrowed it down to the two options above and I cannot decide between the two of them. Please help me?!
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25 Oct 2011   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Computer Software Engineer | Career Center | GetEducated.com

Jobs for Computer Engineers: Computer Hardware Engineer Salary Info

I think you'll do well financially in either field, but my feeling is that you might have more options available to you as a software engineer. If you're the type that likes playing with equipment a lot then hardware might be a better choice. I personally feel that there might be a little more creativity involved on the software side of things.
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25 Oct 2011   #3
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I guess hardware is my best be while I do know quite a bit a about software I like tinkering more.
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25 Oct 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What's your math and science background?
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26 Oct 2011   #5
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Go for Hardware Engineering
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24 Apr 2013   #6
Bean7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Software engineer is the best job for 2013, just update for someone need new information

for more information
Computer Engineering Salary
Computer engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Computer Hardware Engineer vs Computer Software Engineer
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24 Apr 2013   #7
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I've worked as a programmer (at NASA) and a hardware tech and as a "tech support" for a special purpose computer. The right field, a programmer will make much more than a hardware tech. Hardware engineers, again depending on the specific field and expertise, probably won't make what a high end programmer makes. On the other hand, a lot of coding is done by "off shore" contracts or by people that have come to the US just for the programming jobs.
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