There is agreement on this positive outlook across the board—and in computer science, as opposed to some other growing fields, there is not an oversupply of graduates. According to the National Science Foundation, the need for science and engineering graduates will grow 26%, or 1.25 million, between now and 2012. The number of jobs requiring technical training is growing at five times the rate of other occupations. However, multiple studies have shown that U.S. schools are nowhere near meeting the demand.
Salary figures remain high, as well, for example, according to Robert Half International's analysis for 2007 (from US Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook):