Why Computer Science?
Job growth through 2018
Computing has become ubiquitous, impacting almost every aspect of modern life and playing an important role in many technological advances. Computing jobs are among the highest paid, and computing professionals generally report high job satisfaction. Graduates from our program have found employment with many different types of companies including technology, engineering, and financial companies.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that the number of computing jobs has been increasing steadily for the last decade. Predictions for new jobs through 2018 also favor computing, and the number of students earning CS degrees is currently not keeping up with projected demand.
But it's more than just jobs opportunities, it's also happiness. A Wall Street Journal article of the 10 Best Jobs of 2012 puts Software Engineer in the first spot, with Computer Systems Analyst as number four.
View the Computer Science document from the Career Center to see who's hiring our CS majors, what types of jobs are available, and starting salaries.
CS at Mines
Still not sure? Maybe this will convince you!