Information Technology & Computer Science

Overview

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. 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 $88,240 in 2019, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.


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

New Horizons Courses

  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology/Advanced Cybersecurity Systems Technology
  • Cisco Networking/Cyber Security Academy
  • Computer Programming Applications and Gaming & Advanced Programing

Sample Jobs in the Information Technology and Computer Science Field

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career TitleMean Annual SalaryEducation Requirements
Computer and Information Research Scientists$122,840Master’s Degree
Database Administrators$93,750Bachelor’s Degree
Web Developers$73,760Associate’s Degree
Computer Programmers$86,550Bachelor’s Degree
Software Developers$107,510Bachelor’s Degree
Information Security Analysts$99,730Bachelor’s Degree

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