Small Basic could change your life forever!!!


Do you want to make over $100,000?

Well, Small Basic won't do that. =^)

 

But Small Basic could be a piece of the puzzle on that journey.

 

I was reviewing this blog post from Cathy Cavanaugh:

Values of Learning Programming Language in Schools

  

In that article, she explained Microsoft's resources that are included in the YouthSpark program: http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/.

 

Small Basic is involved in that effort (third down on that list). See these 49 Small Basic Student Testimonies.

 

Digging into the linked resources from Cathy's post led me to poke around the data on the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics site. Here are the Occupational Employment Statistics:

http://www.bls.gov/oes/

 

This data is from March 2014 and reported in May 2015 (takes about a year).

 

That led me to the Computer and Mathematical Occupations section:

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm#15-0000
 
 

Here's a stack ranking of the Computer Occupations (mean annual salary):

1. Computer and Information Systems People Manager - $136K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes113021.htm

2. Computer and Information Research Scientist - $113K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151111.htm

3. Computer Hardware Engineer - $111K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes172061.htm

4. Systems Software Developer - $106K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151133.htm

5. Computer Network Architect - $101K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151143.htm

6. Software Application Developer - $100K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151132.htm

7. Information Security Analyst - $92K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm

8. Computer Systems Analyst - $87K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151121.htm

9. Computer Programmer (General) - $83K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151131.htm

10. Computer Science Teacher (Post Secondary) - $81K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes251021.htm

11. Network and Computer Systems Administrator - $80K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151142.htm

12. Multimedia Artist and Animator - $69K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes271014.htm

13. Web Developer - $69K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151134.htm

14. Database Administrator - $68K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151141.htm

15. Computer Network Support Specialist - $66K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151152.htm

16. Computer User Support Specialist - $52K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151151.htm

17. Graphic Designers - $51K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes271024.htm

18. Computer Operators - $41K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes439011.htm

19. Computer Repair - $38K: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes492011.htm

    

So there you go. Food for thought for students, parents, and teachers.

 

Small and Basically yours,

   - Ninja Ed

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