Top Five Reasons Why To Go Into Computer Science
- In 2007, Computer Science and Computer Engineering jobs ranked in the top five for average starting salary offers among college graduates, with offers ranging from $53,051 - $55,920.
- Salaries in Computer Science and Engineering related fields increased between 4.5-5.3% from 2006-2007 and from 1990-2007 offers to CS majors rose 15 percent.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the IT workforce to grow at more than twice the rate of the overall workforce from 2006-2016.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that of the top six fastest growing occupations, three are computer science-related jobs, such as computer software engineers, systems analysts, and network systems and data communication analysts.
- Computer Science grads work in a variety of different areas, such as healthcare, Internet development, homeland and military security, space exploration, transportation, robotics, virtual reality, gaming, and more!
* Sources include: CRA Bulletin – “Starting Salary Offers to CS Majors 1990-2007,” from the NACE Salary Survey and The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, “Occupational Outlook 2006-2016,” Nov. 2007, www.bls.gov.