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COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS :: Career Outlook

Career Outlook
Written by Robert Feddersen

Report Anticipates Increased IT Brain Drain

2004 Computer and Math Career Salaries for California

Occupation Title Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2)
Computer and Information Scientists, Research $52.14 $53.73 $111,760.00
Mathematicians $42.83 $44.55 $92,650.00
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software $43.12 $44.52 $92,600.00
Actuaries $39.34 $42.71 $88,830.00
Computer Software Engineers, Applications $41.42 $42.15 $87,670.00
Computer and Mathematical Occupations $34.65 $36.11 $75,110.00
Computer Programmers $34.52 $36.00 $74,880.00
Statisticians $35.36 $35.82 $74,510.00
Computer Systems Analysts $34.01 $35.27 $73,350.00
Computer Specialists, All Other $32.21 $34.34 $71,420.00
Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts $31.86 $33.92 $70,560.00
Database Administrators $33.41 $33.82 $70,350.00
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $31.73 $33.00 $68,640.00
Operations Research Analysts $31.47 $32.42 $67,430.00
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $29.18 $30.90 $64,270.00
Mathematical Technicians $24.21 $23.85 $49,620.00
Computer Support Specialists $21.50 $23.50 $48,890.00
       

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ca.htm#b15-0000

Fastest Growing Careers

Computer Related Fields Highlighted in Yellow

Fastest growing occupations, 2004-14 Employment   Change   Rank by 2004 median annual earnings Most significant source of postsecondary education or training2
  2004 2014 Number Percent    
25-1000 Postsecondary teachers 1628 2153 524 32.2 VH Doctoral degree
31-1011 Home health aides 624 974 350 56 VL Short-term on-the-job training
39-9021 Personal and home care aides 701 988 287 41 VL Short-term on-the-job training
15-1031 Computer software engineers, applications 460 682 222 48.4 VH Bachelor's degree
31-9092 Medical assistants 387 589 202 52.1 L Moderate-term on-the-job training
15-1051 Computer systems analysts 487 640 153 31.4 VH Bachelor's degree
15-1032 Computer software engineers, systems software 340 486 146 43 VH Bachelor's degree
25-2011 Preschool teachers, except special education 431 573 143 33.1 L Postsecondary vocational award
15-1081 Network systems and data communications analysts 231 357 126 54.6 VH Bachelor's degree
31-9091 Dental assistants 267 382 114 42.7 L Moderate-term on-the-job training
15-1071 Network and computer systems administrators 278 385 107 38.4 VH Bachelor's degree
29-2021 Dental hygienists 158 226 68 43.3 VH Associate degree
23-2011 Paralegals and legal assistants 224 291 67 29.7 H Associate degree
29-1123 Physical therapists 155 211 57 36.7 VH Master's degree
13-1071 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 182 237 55 30.5 H Bachelor's degree
15-1061 Database administrators 104 144 40 38.2 VH Bachelor's degree
29-1122 Occupational therapists 92 123 31 33.6 VH Master's degree
29-1071 Physician assistants 62 93 31 49.6 VH Bachelor's degree
31-2021 Physical therapist assistants 59 85 26 44.2 H Associate degree
19-1042 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 72 97 25 34.1 VH Doctoral degree
29-2056 Veterinary technologists and technicians 60 81 21 35.3 L Associate degree
17-2081 Environmental engineers 49 64 15 30 VH Bachelor's degree
29-2032 Diagnostic medical sonographers 42 57 15 34.8 VH Associate degree
29-2031 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 45 60 15 32.6 H Associate degree
31-2022 Physical therapist aides 43 57 15 34.4 L Short-term on-the-job training
47-4041 Hazardous materials removal workers 38 50 12 31.2 H Moderate-term on-the-job training
31-2011 Occupational therapist assistants 21 29 7 34.1 H Associate degree
19-4092 Forensic science technicians 10 13 4 36.4 VH Associate degree
17-2031 Biomedical engineers 10 13 3 30.7 VH Bachelor's degree
19-2043 Hydrologists 8 11 3 31.6 VH Master's degree
             

Source: http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab21.htm