Computer Science
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JOB OUTLOOK FOR CS MAJORS
compiled using data from the
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Computer Software Developers
Employment of software developers is projected to grow 30 percent from 2010 to 2020,
much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of applications developers is
projected to grow 28 percent, and employment of systems developers is projected to grow 32 percent.

Network and Computer System Administrators
Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent
from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers is
high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.
In addition, information security concerns are increasing for many businesses as managers realize
that their current security measures are not enough to combat growing threats. More administrators
with proper training will be needed to reinforce network and system security.

Dbase Administrators
Employment of database administrators (DBAs) is projected to grow 31 percent from 2010 to 2020,
much faster than the average for all occupations. Rapid growth in data collection by businesses will
contribute to the growth of this occupation. Database administrators will be needed to organize and
present data in a way that makes it easy for analysts and other stakeholders to understand. Additional
job growth will occur as database security needs grow and as DBAs are called on to implement information security measures.

Computer Programmers
Employment of computer programmers is expected to increase by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020,
about as fast as the average for all occupations. Since computer programming can be done from anywhere
in the world, companies often hire programmers in countries where wages are lower. This ongoing trend
will limit growth for computer programmers in the United States. However, companies may continue to hire
computer programmers in low cost areas within the United States.