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Computer Hardware Engineers

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Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

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A computer engineer job description is different from that of a Software Engineer. A computer engineer job description deals with hardware, with some software integration. Most computer engineers have a bachelor's in computer engineering or in computer science. Technology changes rapidly, and computers and other devices are becoming smaller and lighter for both mobility and convenience. An important aspect of a computer engineer job description is thus keeping up with the dynamic nature of the industry. A computer engineer job also involves a significant amount of electrical engineering; designing, producing, testing, and developing electrical equipment are all included in a computer engineer job description.

According to a recent PayScale Computer Engineer Survey, those with a computer engineer job often moved into the position after working as an Electrical Engineer or Electrical Design Engineer. About five years after being employed as a computer engineer, many advanced to become senior electrical engineers or Network Engineers. To research salaries for a computer engineer and job descriptions for other positions, take our free Salary Survey.

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