Is a programmer a job or profession

Software developer (project planning and programming)

What and where do business informatics graduates actually work?

“And what can I do with it after graduation?” In only a few subjects the answer is as varied as in business informatics. So that you can get an impression of what is behind the numerous job titles, we asked graduates of business informatics to tell us about their everyday work.

Daniel U.

Business informatics at the RFH Cologne

Software developer (project planning and programming)

This is what my daily work looks like:

It is very varied and fulfilling to always keep up with the latest technology, to find new challenges and to keep learning.

Project planning and programming of our in-house CM system are the core components of my current field of activity. The focus here is on the cost estimate and technical implementation, which requires good knowledge of a large number of technologies in the web front and back end area.

It is very varied and fulfilling to always keep up with the latest technology, to find new challenges and to keep learning. Analyzing customer requests, checking feasibility and implementing the project as a team - that's what my job is all about.

My job is for you if you ...

The job consists mostly of screen work, but meetings and conference calls are a regular companion.

... have good analytical skills, have a lot of experience in the field of web technologies, enjoy programming and constantly learning new techniques, and have a certain resistance to stress. The job consists mostly of screen work, but meetings and conference calls with employees and customers are a regular companion.

I advise you if you want to pursue my career path:

I wouldn't recommend anyone going into software development without hands-on experience.

A great interest in the technologies of the Internet are essential for my job. Flexibility in terms of the area of ​​application and a broad range of specialist knowledge are an important part of the job profile.

It helped me a lot that I studied part-time, as I was able to apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge from the lectures directly in the company. In addition, through the double burden I tested my limits and got an understanding of what I can achieve.

An apprenticeship in the technical field before the degree certainly does not harm, but is not necessary if there is sufficient practical relevance. But I would not recommend anyone to go into software development after graduation without practical experience. I've seen many people come and go here who had a completely different idea of ​​the job and whose theoretical knowledge was useless in practice.

A business informatics degree doesn't turn anyone into a programmer. (Characteristics, interests, activities during the studies, training meaningful? Etc.)

There are also other jobs for business informatics. The professional fields of my fellow students were e.g. ...
  • techn. project Manager
  • IT security consultant (→ professional profile)
  • System administrator (→ interview)
  • Head of Information Technology and Communication
  • Freelance Consultant for web technologies