Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.  These occupations are projected to add about 682,800 new jobs. Including demand resulting from workers leaving the field, about 418,500 openings will occur each year.  Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for these occupations was $97,430 in May 2021, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,750.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Experience & Exposure Opportunities

  • NASA HUNCH Program
  • iD Tech Camps at W&M
  • Shipyard STEM MX Trailer Event
  • Coding Club
  • Lockheed Martin’s CodeQuest
  • Technology Student Association
  • Girls Go CyberStart Program
  • Internships and Job Shadows

Organization/club opportunities vary by school. See your Counselor for more information