Every second year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a ten-year forecast of job growth in all fields of employment. The most recent forecast, released in November 2009 and covering the period 2008-2018, may be found here (pdf). Among the highlights:

- Among the 10 major BLS occupational groups, the “Professional and related” category (which includes computer science occupations) is projected to grow by the largest percentage between now and 2018 — by 16.8%. (The average growth projected across all occupations is 10.1%.)

- Focusing in on the “Professional and related” occupations, of the 8 occupational clusters that are included, “Computer and mathematical” occupations are projected to grow by the largest percentage between now and 2018 — by 22.2%. In other words, “Computer and mathematical” occupations are the fastest growing occupational cluster within the fastest growing major occupational group.

- Looking at all science and engineering occupations — “Computer and mathematical,” “Architecture and engineering,” and “Life, physical, and social science” — computer science occupations are projected to be responsible for nearly 60% of all job growth between now and 2018. The next largest contributor —
*all fields of Engineering combined*— is projected to contribute 13.4% of total growth. All of the life sciences combined: 5.6%. All of the physical sciences combined: 3.1%.**In other words, among**.*all*occupations in*all*fields of science and engineering, computer science occupations are projected to account for nearly 60% of*all*job growth between now and 2018

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