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"As is typically the case, business and engineering majors,
plus those earning degrees in technical fields, including
computer science, are most in demand at the bachelor's
degree level," writes the National Association of Colleges
and Employers (NACE) in its "2011 Job Outlook".

Computer science is the engine that drives innovation, discovery and transformation in medicine, science, engineering, business, national defense, the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The NACE study, which asks employers to forecast their hiring intentions, names Computer Science as the fourth most in-demand degree in today’s economy.

The U.S. Department of Labor expects job opportunities for computer scientists to grow 24 percent through 2018.

Related Careers and Average Salaries:*

  • Computer Support Specialist: $49,930
  • Network Systems Administrator: $72,200
  • Computer Scientist: $103,150

*All average salary info comes from the U.S. Department of Labor using median earnings for 2010. 

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