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One may choose from dozens of careers. But few fields compare to a career in computing. First is the diversity of applications: computer scientists may be found working alongside businessmen and biologists, lumbermen and oceanographers, artists and community activists. No matter what other passions you may have, computers are likely being used to improve and change them.

Then there are the jobs. According to a recent study by Calvin College based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be more than 25,000 new jobs each year for computer specialists. These new jobs account for about three out of every four jobs available in all science and engineering fields!

Then consider the wages. The number of graduates in computer science has fallen recently, but demand for software engineers, database managers, and network engineers is growing rapidly. As any economist will tell you, this mismatch between supply and demand often leads to higher wages. And that is precisely what the National Association of Colleges and Employers has noticed: recent graduates in computing fields are enjoying good wage growth.

So if a career in computing can deliver so many opportunities, why would you consider anything else?