Computer Jobs & Employment Information
With about 100,000 companies that form the IT industry in the United States, computer science jobs are known to offer the highest professional prospects. However, it is important to note that majority of the computer technology jobs that exist in the US market belong to the 50 largest companies, which also bring in 50% of the revenues for this 290 billion dollar industry. With significant demand for entry level computer jobs, the IT sector is considered the most thriving of industries in the US at the moment.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the year 2010, there were over 300,000 computer and information system managers. This figure is expected to grow by 18% by the end of this decade. Simultaneously, there is expected to be a 30% growth of software development jobs by 2020.
Common computer jobs include that of IT specialists, systems administrators, systems architect, software developer, computer programmer, and network engineer among many more. The median wage of a computer and information systems manager was $118,010 in the year 2011. Subsequently, application software developers earn an average of $89,280 annually.