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Fall 2000 Vol. 44, Number 3

Computer engineers

—NUTSHELL:
They know pixels—and networks and chips and subroutines. They’re computer engineers, and their numbers are growing fast.


—SNIPPET:
Who designs the increasingly complex computer chips that power new technology? Who develops the software that enables computers to perform their many applications?

Workers known as computer engineers perform these and other tasks related to creating and maintaining computer hardware, software, and systems. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects computer engineer to be the fastest growing occupation over the next decade.

If you think you want computers to be your life’s work, keep reading. You’ll learn more about computer engineers, including their jobs, employment outlook, earnings, and training.

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U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Updated: December 12, 2000