Computers Essay, Research Paper
Computers are the future whether we like it or not. Some people dislike computers, because of the complications it takes to understand the basics. Computers are not exactly the easiest tools to work with, but they are the most rewarding, and they are the future.
Future cars will all be run by computer. You will be able to talk to a car and it will take you to your destination. Telephones are technically computerized. You will soon be able to talk to a person on the telephone as well as look at the person you are talking to on a television set. Also television is computerized. Soon we will have true three dimensional television. We will be able to watch television like we never have watched it before. We will be able to touch the characters, and feel the characters like they were in the room with you.
For people who don’t know much about computers, you will be lost in the future. You should learn what you can while you still have the chance, because things will develop too quickly for you and you will not be able to cope with new technological events. Computers will fall into careers and our everyday life more rapidly then you think.
Perhaps you would like to be a teacher. You will store all class data, students work, names, grades, records all accessible by computer. Or, how about a doctor. You will use computers to examine and evaluate a patients problem quicker and more efficiently. These are only a few examples. The bottom line is, computers provide worthwhile careers.
Having a job that involves computers, in terms of the conditions, is very much similar to any office job. In most of the common jobs, the worker will get to an office in the morning, sit at a desk, in front of a computer, and will do very little manual labor except a lot of typing. For example, the computer consultant we have already mentioned, might do several jobs, a few being: Traveling to clients computers, writing customized programs, repairing computer parts, and teaching/ guiding students in learning. Only the repair aspect of this job, would require actual manual labor. However, computers and computer parts are so well built and shall continue to be even more well built, that repair is only a small fraction of a consultant’s daily routines. Overall, conditions for the majority of jobs dealing mainly with computers, shall include very little manual labor, unfavorable conditions, and much knowledge, typing skills, and good communication skills in dealing with people.
With computers and the computer industry being the most rapidly changing industry and product in the world, the job outlook for any job dealing with computers or the industry is almost completly unpredictable. However, with the computer industry only being around for a short period of time compared to the other industries of the world, we can still get a somewhat accurate idea of where the industry is heading based on the amount of change already inccured by the technology.
Firstly, computers have, over the years, been taking control of more and more of the dealings of human everyday life, and because of efficiency they have proven, it would be likely to assume that one major change of the computer industry from today until tomorrow will be control of more and more of our everyday life. Therefore, the outlook on the jobs relating to computers in the future, shall be not only enlarged in field, but also will encompass more aspects of everyday life than anything before in history, except for maybe sleeping. By this, it is meant that computers will not just be something that you choose to know or learn in the future, but something that will just be part of everyone’s common sense and knowledge. Because computers are so rapidly changing not only in their technology but also the amount of job fields they create, earnings is yet another difficult aspect of computers to predict.
As of now, because computer knowledge is so valuable in today’s business world, salaries are quite favorable. This along with the job conditions mentioned earlier in this report contribute greatly to a desire of possessing computer knowledge. To give you an idea of a few of the actual jobs involving computers, and the salaries that they provide, one existing job, and the salary it provides will be discussed in detail. A computer programmer, one who designs programs (the directions for a computer to follow), usually will work for a company or a large cooperation in designing a program that will be specifically made for that business’s applications. This would not only make the business more efficent, but also save lots of money for the business. The computer programmer is usually an independant contractor who chooses jobs he might enjoy doing. These programmers usually are paid between 200 and 800 dollars per hour for their time at their computer inventing these programs which will later run an entire business.
Computers, providing such a variety of different jobs, overlaps into many many other related occupations. Because of the astounding amount of parts computers play in job fields today, only two very different related occupations shall be discussed. A doctor 30 years ago depended greatly on his own accuracy in performing difficult surgery. However, today doctors rely greatly on computerized medical equipment programmed by computer programmers to operate on a patient. Computers are almost 50% more accurate than a doctor’s own human skill, which allows for human error where computers are not human so this factor does not exist, hence making them that much more efficient. A car mechanic used to rely on an experienced ear to determine if a car was out of tune. However, in today’s modern times, a mechanic can even deaf, and still more accurately determine whether a car is out of tune than that same mechanic who might even have 50 years experience. Again, the reason – computers. Now most modern mechanic shops have in use, highly sophisticated machines which run soley on computers to determine a car’s status, simply by being hooked up to a car’s exhaust pipe, thus eliminating having to remove any parts of the car, thus not only providing more efficiency, but also saving time in putting parts back on a car.
Computers, being highly sophisticated tools, accordingly are difficult to learn and even more so when a person has had no exposure to them in the past. Many computer courses are being offered to cover the many professions that computers rule. Also if one was desirous of entering the computer job field, it would be highly recommended that the person started taking classes on computers as early as possible, as the younger you are the more simple it is to learn something unfamiliar.