Career Path Forecast
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
cmployment of computer scientists is expected to grow by 24 percent from
2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
Employment of these
computer specialists is expected to grow as individuals and
organizations continue to demand increasingly sophisticated
Job increases will be
driven, in part, by very rapid growth in computer systems design and
related services industry, as well as the software publishing industry,
which are projected to be among the fastest growing industries in the
scientists develop the theories that allow many new technologies to be
developed. The demand for increasing efficiency in areas such as
networking technology, computing speeds, software performance, and
embedded systems will lead to employment growth. In addition, the
growing emphasis on information security will lead to new jobs.
should enjoy excellent job prospects. Graduates from Ph.D. programs in
computer science and engineering are in high demand, and many companies
report difficulties finding sufficient numbers of these highly skilled
workers. In addition to openings resulting from rapid growth in the
occupation, some additional job openings will arise from the need to
replace workers who move into other occupations or who leave the labor
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.