Take IT and Go Anywhere

Take IT and Go Anywhere

Why IT?

Research studies show that the higher level of education you attain can mean a higher salary, greater job security and flexibility, and better health for your future. Computing is embedded in our lives and so jobs in computing are constantly evolving and expanding. That means that that college degree in computing can help you exponentially!


Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing:

1. Computing gives you a way to make a positive difference in the world.

As many know, computing drives innovation in the sciences as well as in engineering, business, entertainment and education. Many life altering advances such as the Human Genome Project, AIDS vaccine research, and environmental monitoring and protection are possible thanks to computing.

2. Computing offers many types of well paying careers.

Computing can offer a varied set of career paths, as it is used in many unique job fields such as engineering and business. They are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction, as computing is a challenging field that many take for granted. The possibilities for future developments are expected to be even greater than they have been in the past, as our knowledge of computing advances.

3. Computing is part of everything we do!

Both computing and computer technology are important parts of our lives. Since almost everything we come in contact with has relations to technology, studying, understanding, and applying skills from the computing field will assist you further in not only your your career but your life as well.

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4. Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.

As computing challenges both the analytical and imagination parts of your brain, it benefits you in solving multidimensional problems in everyday life.

5. Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.

There actually are more computing jobs than qualified people to fill them in the United States. U.S. IT employment was 17% higher in 2004 than in 1999. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says computing has the greatest potential for new jobs through 2014.

6. Expertise in computing helps you even if your primary career choice is something else.

Having a computing major will provide you with a foundation of knowledge, problem solving and logical thinking that will serve as a competitive advantage to you in your career, in whatever field you choose.

7. Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness.

Creating high-quality computing solutions is a highly creative activity, and computing supports creative work in many otherfields. The best solutions in computing exhibit high levels of elegance and beauty.

8. Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.

Computing is often about being part of a team that requires people with many different kinds of skills. Yet there is also plenty of space for individual flair and imagination.

9. Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.

An increasing number of universities and employers see successful completion of a computer science course as a sign of academic well-roundedness.

10. Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries.

Computing is one of those fields where it is almost impossible to predict what will happen next. This is why we cannot even begin to imagine all the ways that you can make a contribution to it and it can make your life’s work exciting and real.

*The original full version of this material is available at:
http://computingcareers.ACM.org