Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Bachelor|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||0|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||2.4%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||5,160|
People with an associate degree have an easier time finding a job in this career. The percentage of employees with at least a 4 year degree or higher is 68%. Approximately 25% of computer specialists started in college but were able to get a job without a degree. Workers with a high school diploma but no further education represent 7% of the total.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
Approximately 6% of employees work part time. 7% of computer specialists have ended up working for themlseves.
Area Job Conditions
Jobs for this occupation are more popular (on a per capita basis) in Carson City (Nevada), Salem (Oregon), and Warner Robins (Georgia), and less popular in Cape Coral (Florida), Gary (Indiana), and Rochester (New York).
Without adjusting for the cost of living, computer specialists get paid the most in Washington (District of Columbia), Atlantic City (New Jersey), and Pascagoula (Mississippi), and the least in Muskegon (Michigan), Provo (Utah), and Lakeland (Florida).