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Computer and mathematical science occupations expected to grow quickest over the next decade

Release Date: 12-10-2007

Author: Peter Harsha

[The following is reprinted from the Computing Research Policy Blog, an online publication of the Computing Research Association (CRA).]

The new Bureau of Labor Statistics labor projections are out for the 2006-2016 period, and once again, despite concerns over the impact of globalization, computing-related occupations are still projected to grow the quickest among all "professional and related occupations."

According to BLS projections, computer and mathematical science occupations are expected to grow by about 24 percent over the next decade, a rate that would add 822,000 new jobs to the field. Those 822,000 new jobs are third only to "Health care practitioners and technical occupations" (1,423,000 new jobs, a 19.8 percent growth rate) and "Education, training and library" occupations (1,265,000 new jobs, a 14 percent growth rate).

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