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Reasons for Considering a Computer Science Major at UWO

by reinecka — last modified Mar 22, 2018 10:57 AM

There are many good reasons for choosing a computing major. The present employment outlook is excellent:

  • CareerCast, a nation-wide job service recently conducted a study and reached the conclusion that software engineer is the best job of 2017. According to the study, "computer jobs and healthcare also dominate the best jobs of 2017. At No. 4, Information Security Analyst is the highest rated technology field of the 2017 Jobs Rated report, but it’s not alone in the Top 10. Software Engineer has been a mainstay on the annual best jobs rankings, and maintains a place at No. 8. Small wonder with a $100,690 annual median salary and growth outlook of 17%."
  • What's it like to be a computer scientist? The perspective of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, may surprise you.
  • According to the "Recruiting Trends 2010—2011" report that is published by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, "students graduating at all degree levels in computer science and related IT fields will have a favorable job market. Already in short supply, these students will see expanded opportunities due to the investments companies are making in technology." The report projects that employment opportunities for computer science graduates will increase by 18 percent.
  • According to the recently released 2010 Taulbee Report from the Computing Research Association:

"Computing careers are projected to be the fastest growing professional                         occupations over the next decade. They are among the tops in salary and ranked as some of the best jobs in America. And they’re filled with tremendous intellectual    challenges, excitement, and the opportunity to change the world."

  • According to a 2018 Winter Salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers computer science earns the second highest average starting salary at the bachelor's-degree level.
  • A wide variety of career paths in computer science offer an opportunity to work with others to solve interesting problems while making a meaningful contribution to science, business, and society.
  • According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of computer scientists is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations."
by reinecka — last modified Mar 22, 2018 10:57 AM
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