Columbia Computer Science

Friday, July 01, 2005

Computer Scientists and Analysts jobs grow by 54,000 in 2004, but software engineers lose

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and summarized in a press release by IEEE-USA, the BLS reported a gain of 54,000 jobs among computer scientists and systems analysts. The total change in technical employment was less than 0.1%, with the biggest drop among computer hardware engineers (18,000), followed by computer software engineers (13,000), computer programmers (8,000), electrical and electronics engineers (8,000) and computer and information systems managers (5,000).