At its core, the CPS will teach students to use computers to solve problems in any particular discipline of their choice. According to the United States Department of Labor, careers with projected job growth rates from 2010-2020 higher than the 14% average available to CPS graduates typically requiring at least a bachelor's degree could include, but are not limited to:
- Computer and Information Systems Managers (18%).
- Computer Systems Analyst (22%).
- Database Administrator (31%).
- Information Security Analyst (22%).
- Network Administrator (28%).
- Software Developers (30%).
Overall, employment potential in computer occupations is expected to grow by 22% between 2010-2020 for programmers with a bachelor’s degree and training in a variety of programming languages. A study presented in The Chronicle of Higher Education further notes that computation science is one of five college majors on the rise based on interviews with economic forecasters, academic experts, and business analysts (http://chronicle.com/article/5-College-Majors-On-the-Rise/48207/). Career paths could include internships, immediate job placement with the professional certifications available within the program or graduate school. Representative employers could be in any field including but not limited to business, industry, universities, and federal laboratories and research institutions. A sample list of potential employers in the field of computational science is provided at http://www.siam.org/careers/internships.php.