Other Computer Sciences
Types of Degrees Other Computer Sciences Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many other computer and information sciences graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Other Computer Sciences Majors Need to Know
In an O*NET survey, other computer and information sciences majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.
Knowledge Areas for Other Computer & Information Sciences Majors
Other Computer and Information Sciences majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Skills for Other Computer & Information Sciences Majors
The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to other computer and information sciences:
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Abilities for Other Computer & Information Sciences Majors
As a other computer and information sciences major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:
- Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
What Can You Do With a Other Computer Sciences Major?
People with a other computer and information sciences degree often go into the following careers:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||19.0%||$118,370|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Computer Sciences?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other computer and information sciences majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||38|
|Hispanic or Latino||82|
Students from other countries are interested in Other Computer & Information Sciences, too. About 10.9% of those with this major are international students.
How Much Do Other Computer Sciences Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
Other Computer and Information Sciences majors often go into careers with median salaries of $123,850. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Other Computer Sciences
Some degrees associated with other computer and information sciences may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.
How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other computer and information sciences have obtained the following education levels.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|Some College Courses||8.3%|
|First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession.||2.6%|
Online Other Computer Sciences Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 schools offered some type of other computer and information sciences program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||6||1|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||6||1|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||1||1|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||4||2|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Other Computer Sciences Worth It?
The median salary for a other computer and information sciences grad is $123,850 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 210% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,679,000 after 20 years!
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Majors Related to Other Computer Sciences
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other computer and information sciences.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|General Computer & Information Sciences||46,489|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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