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Friday, August 02, 2013

Career in computer science worth $12.8m annually


Education researcher, Xavier Gray has disclosed that a career in computer sciences is worth $80,180, about N12.8m annually with first degree.


In a Career Guide made available to ITRealms, Gray, who currently works with Open Education Database, said his research provides a comprehensive look at a variety of career fields to include as many resources for potential students to explore their career options.


He also said that a total of 3,578,220 computer science majors are employed country-wide in the United States alone.


Average salary in computer science careers in US, he said is about $80,180 annually.


Each section of the guide, Gray said, provides an overview of the most popular jobs, related degrees and free courses, and pertinent employment statistics for each career.

Gray pointed out that Computer science is one of today’s top majors, according to the Princeton Review, adding that with new technological innovations driving up the demand for skilled scientists, computer science majors have a number of exciting career opportunities open to them, in anything from cloud computing to mobile application development.

In addition, he said, many computer science jobs are seeing significant growth due to businesses and organizations increasing their reliance on technology to advertise their products and services.

Further, he said, careers in computer science may also bring in a high salary, which makes the field a popular area of study for undergraduates and graduates alike.

As said by him, in the 2009-2010 school year alone, about 128,318 bachelor’s degrees, 57,299 master’s degrees, and 9,370 doctoral degrees were awarded in the field of computer science, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), he said, reports that professionals earned a median pay of about $100,660 annually with a doctoral degree in 2010.

He pointed out that however, that the computer scientist job outlook is not limited to doctoral researchers within the field. Stressing that software developers and computer systems administrators careers are also experiencing fast growth and high salaries.

“Cutting-edge fields like big data, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics are also new frontiers that will need computer science majors to help lead the way,” he declared.

Gray listed some of the fastest growing jobs for Computer Science majors to include Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Programmer, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Software Developer, Software Engineer, and Web Developer
While related degrees, he outlined to include Computer Engineering, Computer Support, Database Administration, Information Security and Assurance to name a few.

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2 comments:

Unknown said...

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aliyaa said...

For career in computer science you need to have technical resume format that can be write according to the requirement. I hope you will get your best.