Computer-related employment has slowed since the boom of the 1990s, and job growth has been tempered to a degree by outsourcing. But the industry still appears to be in excellent shape.
Computer science degree programs tend to develop strong theoretical and analytical skills that can be applied to many different professional pursuits, from engineering to healthcare to finance.
The organization's 2011 Student Survey found that more than 56 percent of computer science majors who applied for jobs had received offers -- making it the major with the highest application-offer rate.
Every industry uses computers so naturally computer scientists can work in any. Problems in science, engineering, health care, and so many other areas can be solved by computers. It's up to the computer scientist to figure out how, and design the software to apply the solution.