Computer Science Means Rewarding Careers
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that computer science-related jobs will be among the fastest growing and highest paying over the next decade. Job prospects have remained strong despite economically challenging times. Computer scientists also enjoy a wide range of career options since all industry sectors today involve computing (e.g., the arts, film, finance, health care, journalism, manufacturing, music, security).
- Five of the fastest growing occupations are computing occupations.
- Computing-related jobs are among the highest entry-level salaries of any bachelor's degree.
"The most important part of the K-8 Computer Science experience is its ability to encourage and support creative expression and problem solving."
Computer science requires the development of strong computational thinking skills, which can be applied beyond the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to the arts and humanities.
The U.S. has over 500,000 open technology jobs, and code.org notes that these jobs “are in every industry, in every state, and they’re projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.”