Why Consider a Computer Science Major?
Which field has...
- ...the best-rated job, and 5 of the top 10 highest paid, highest growth jobs?
- ...shown strong job growth in the face of outsourcing?
- ...a looming severe shortage in college graduates?
Computer Science (CS) jobs are among the highest paid, highest satisfaction jobs of the projected highest growth jobs through 2014. Growth rates for CS jobs have solidly exceeded the outsourcing rate and employment has exceeded the dot-com boom, yet students listing CS as a probable major have dropped by 70% because outsourcing is perceived as a threat. But it is not. A severe shortage of CS graduates looms and promises excellent opportunities for savvy students.
- Software engineers top list of best jobs according to a Money magazine and Salary.com survey based on strong growth prospects, average pay of $80,500 and potential for creativity.(Reuters.com April 12, 2006)
- Five computing jobs are in the top ten salary jobs from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' list of the thirty fastest growing jobs through 2014.
- 1. Computer systems software engineer: $81,140 (median annual salary)
- 2. Computer applications software engineer: $76,310
- 6. Computer systems analyst: $67,520
- 7. Database administrator: $61,950
- 8. Network systems and data communication analyst: $61,250
Visit the ACM Computing Degrees and Careers site for more information and resources about the exciting field of computing.
Consider the decreasing supply and increasing demand.
Choose computer science as a major.