Computer Science Career Opportunities

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Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent by 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

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Popular Computer Science Careers

Network Administrator

National Median Annual Salary
$84,810/year
4% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$53,511/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Network Administrators in Kentucky
Perspecta
$113,130
Leidos
$101,134
FGS, LLC
$99,164
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Information Security Analyst

National Median Annual Salary
$103,590/year
31% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$67,397/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Information Security Analysts in Kentucky
EY
$141,950
Midpoint Group, LLC
$136,125
Peraton
$132,087
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Software Developer

National Median Annual Salary
$110,140/year
22% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$77,637/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Software Developers in Kentucky
Bloomberg
$181,686
Apple
$176,336
Capital One
$167,626
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Computer Science Careers

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems, Database, or Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information System (IS), Information Technology (IT), or Network Architect
  • Computer Science or Computer Information System Researcher
  • Cyber Law, Regulations, Compliance Analyst
  • Community Relations Coordinator
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