Jobs in computer science or information science appear to be solid!

Jobs in computer science or information science appear to be solid!

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A slight change in course from building free Christmas gifts I would like to show the current job employment data.  In the table below, the percentage of unemployment is running low for jobs that require a 4 year degree, and Computer related occupations appear to be very positive as well as legal and education.  The data is from the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) site which tracks the job situation using input from HR personnel and other reliable sources.  I hope this will motivate you to follow along with the Christmas gift blog series that I am writing over the next couple of weeks. 

Here are a condensation of the numbers you can find at the following ftp site: ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/suppl/empsit.cpseea30.txt

Occupation

 

 

Nov 2007

 

 

Nov 2008

 

 

Computer and mathematical occupations

 

 

1.7%

 

 

3%

 

 

Architecture and engineering occupations

 

 

1.2%

 

 

4%

 

 

Life, physical, and social science occupations.

 

 

1.2%

 

 

2.9%

 

 

Community and social services occupations

 

 

2.2%

 

 

3.3%

 

 

Legal occupations

 

 

2.6%

 

 

3%

 

 

Education, training, and library occupations

 

 

1.4%

 

 

2.6%

 

 

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

 

 

4.6%

 

 

6.1%

 

 

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

 

 

1.6%

 

 

1.8%

 

 

Service occupations

 

 

6.5%

 

 

7.2%

 

 

Sales and office occupations

 

 

4.2%

 

 

6.1%

 

 

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

 

 

5.6%

 

 

9.9%

 

 

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

 

 

5.7%

 

 

9.2%

 

 

Here is a list of career categories that have shown growth over the past 1, 3, and 12 months:

  • Logging
  • Mining
  • Petroleum and coal products
  • Pipeline transportation
  • Utilities
  • Ambulatory health care services
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Social assistance
  • Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
  • State government
  • Local government, excluding education
  • Food manufacturing
  • Management and technical consulting services
  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Other information services

 

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  • We as students in the computer science or information science need to appreciate that our employment sector is not facing huge unemployment rates as the other sectors.  It is important to keep our minds sharp by blogging, updating, working on our projects and also staying up-to date with technology.

  • We as students in the computer science or information science need to appreciate that our employment sector is not facing huge unemployment rates as the other sectors.  It is important to keep our minds sharp by blogging, updating, working on our projects and also staying up-to date with technology.

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