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The growing field of computer science: Where are the jobs?

the level of employment for computer scientists is expected to grow 19 percent in the next eight years. Check out who's hiring and what the average salaries are.

According to the U.S Department of Labor, the level of employment for computer scientists is expected to increase 19 percent from now until 2020 and this increase correlates directly with the demand for college graduates with a degree in this field.  According to Indeed.com, the average salary for the most in demand job titles for computer science majors is approximately $88,909.

So, for all of those eager and anxious students, where are all of the jobs?

Indeed.com also compiled internal data about who is actually hiring and where, as well as the average salaries for these positions. While many of us would've guessed that it's Northern California where there is the highest demand, surprisingly it's Washington D.C., as defense contractors dominate computer science related job postings. Read on for more information: Top 10 cities where companies are hiring for computer science majors:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. San Jose
  3. New York
  4. San Francisco
  5. Boston
  6. Seattle
  7. Chicago
  8. Atlanta
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Dallas

Top companies hiring for computer science majors:

  1. CSC
  2. AppLabs
  3. General Dynamics
  4. Microsoft
  5. Deloitte
  6. Amazon
  7. Man Tech Int'l Corp.
  8. Raytheon
  9. HP
  10. Northrop Grumman
  11. Intel
  12. SAIC
  13. Ernst & Young
  14. Dell
  15. Oracle

10 most In-demand job titles for computer science majors and their salaries:

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Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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