Computer Science


Computer science continues to be a growing field with great potential for lucrative pay. In a CNN and article, published in 2006, five computer science-related careers made the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' list of top 30 fastest growing jobs through 2014.

Graduates with a degree in computer science may pursue a career in a number of related fields, including computer programming, telecommunications specialists, database administration, and education.

Projected Earnings

Depending on the specific area of work and the level of degree earned (more complex jobs require a graduate degree), graduates can earn anywhere from $50,000 to $80,000.