Job Trends in Computer Science


Harvard University professor, Howard Aiken, worked with IBM to design and build the first programmable computer. The Harvard Mark I was then installed in the university in 1944. In 1947 a computing lab was set up at Harvard, which later led to a degree program being set up there. The 1960s was when American colleges started to have computer science departments. The first computer science department was established at Purdue University. Today, almost every undergraduate college or university offers a degree in computer science.

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There are plenty of duties involved in the line of being a software developer. With salaries as mentioned in the paragraph above, software developers are one of the most popular jobs in Computer Science. It is typical for them to make sure that the programs they develop meet their needs and the customers. Having the programs meet these needs will require testing and software maintenance. As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many test plans, scenarios, and procedures are created for new software in case of bugs that could happen within the program. Application software developers are the people that would design computer applications, such as video games. Different applications could be used internally or online.

mylist = [1, 2, 3, 4]print(mylist)Output = [1, 2, 3 ,4]A simple example for an array:import array as rayn = ray.array(‘i’,[1,2,3,4,5])print(n)Output = array(‘i’, [1, 2, 3, 4, 5])


From personal research by talking to people studying computer science in college, a big reason they choose to do it is because of the high paying salaries that come with it. This profession is constantly advancing due to the nature of technology. With that advancement comes the need for more workers in that field. Starting salaries that are above $100,000 can catch the attention of a lot of people looking for a career that can set them good financially.



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