Choosing Computer Science at UW Oshkosh
There are many good reasons for choosing a computing major. The present employment outlook is excellent:
GROWTH BY 22 PERCENT FROM 2020 TO 2030
According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
HIGHEST AVERAGE STARTING SALARY
According to a 2022 Winter Salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
“Computer sciences majors are once again projected to be the highest paid group of majors ($75,900) and have the second highest projected increase this year (5.2%). They were also the highest paid category last year with an average salary projection of $72,173.”
COMPUTER SCIENCE IS AN IN-DEMAND DEGREE
NACE’s Winter 2021 Salary Survey show the value of computer sciences majors in the current job market. This could be due to the greater need for technology in the new “virtual world” we live and work in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, nearly half of the employers responding to the survey—48.9%—plan to hire Class of 2021 computer science graduates.