What Computing Professionals Do

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There are numerous creative, fun, and interesting jobs and careers in computing fields. In this section you will find examples that show a variety of interesting careers available to graduates of computing programs, with testimonials from young computing professionals, excerpts from articles and job listings. Follow the links back to the original sites for further information and more choices.

According to CNN Money Magazine’s report on the “best jobs in America,” the No. 1 “Best Job in America” in 2006 was software engineering, ahead even of finance, medicine, real estate, and law. The number of software engineering jobs is expected to grow by 46% in the next ten years.

There are also numerous job listings seeking computing professionals on careers.com, the IEEE’s careers site, and elsewhere. The ACM Career Resource Centre, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career-space.com, and many other sites offer testimonials and interviews with professionals currently working in computing careers.