Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Computer and information technology

Computer and information field of degree. Employment: 2,302,770. Median annual wage: $83,000.

Computer and information field of degree. Employment: 2,302,770. Median annual wage: $83,000

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Table 1. Computer and information technology degree, 2018

Data

Computer and information technology

All fields

Employment

2,302,770 55,381,020

Median wage

$83,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

8 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

69 59

Percent with an advanced degree

30 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of computer and information technology majors, 2018

Computer and information technology majors

Major share

Computer science

62%

Computer and information systems

22

Information sciences

6

Computer administration management and security

4

Computer networking and telecommunications

4

Other

2

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with a computer and information technology degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Computer and mathematical occupations

45%

Management occupations

16

Business and financial operations occupations

7

Sales and related occupations

5

Office and administrative support occupations

5

Other

22

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with a computer and information technology degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

22% Bachelor's degree 19% 33%

Management analysts

11 Bachelor's degree 2 36

Computer and information systems managers

10 Bachelor's degree 5 29

Computer user support specialists

8 Some college, no degree 4 11

Computer systems analysts

7 Bachelor's degree 3 26

Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other

6 Bachelor's degree 2 28

Computer occupations, all other

6 Bachelor's degree 6 15

Network and computer systems administrators

4 Bachelor's degree 2 12

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 4 21

Computer programmers

-9 Bachelor's degree 5 22

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Computer and information technology,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/computer-and-information/computer-and-information-technology-field-of-degree.htm (visited May 21, 2021).

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