Computer Programming could change your life financially

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, .


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:


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:

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

1. Computer and Information Systems People Manager - $136K:

2. Computer and Information Research Scientist - $113K:

3. Computer Hardware Engineer - $111K:

4. Systems Software Developer - $106K:

5. Computer Network Architect - $101K:

6. Software Application Developer - $100K:

7. Information Security Analyst - $92K:

8. Computer Systems Analyst - $87K:

9. Computer Programmer (General) - $83K:

10. Computer Science Teacher (Post Secondary) - $81K:

11. Network and Computer Systems Administrator - $80K:

12. Multimedia Artist and Animator - $69K:

13. Web Developer - $69K:

14. Database Administrator - $68K:

15. Computer Network Support Specialist - $66K:

16. Computer User Support Specialist - $52K:

17. Graphic Designers - $51K:

18. Computer Operators - $41K:

19. Computer Repair - $38K:


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

   - Ninja Ed

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