Science and Technology are the fastest growing segments of the economy, accounting for 1/3 of U.S. economic growth. Over the next ten years, that growth is expected to continue.
Technology sector jobs pay almost 80 percent more than the average private-sector wage. In 2004, the median wage for an computer systems analyst was just over $62,000. Programmers can expect to earn $72,000.
With a technology degree, you can work in a variety of job settings, from banking to finance to manufacturing and transportation. In fact, nearly 90 percent of Information Technology jobs are in non-technology sectors.
This means that you do not have to relocate to one of the nation's technology centers to use your technology degree. There are plenty of opportunities in your own neighborhood.