Why Study Computer Science?

Many fields have been transformed by applications of computing technology that you can learn to build:

No matter what your interests are, your knowledge of basic programming will open doors.

Although you won't have to make career decisions for a few years, the courses you take now can give you a head start. As this table from the College Board (the organization that does SAT® and AP®) shows, lots of jobs will be available to those with computing skills:

Occupations with the Most Job Openings: Bachelor's Degree

Occupation Total Job Openings 2008–2018
Elementary school teachers, except special education  597,000
Accountants and auditors  498,000
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education  412,000
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education  251,000
Computer systems analysts  223,000
Computer software engineers, applications  218,000
Network systems and data communications analysts  208,000
Computer software engineers, systems software   153,000
Construction managers  138,000
Market research analysts  137,000