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  • December 20, 2017

Five Job Categories Increasingly Requiring Computer Science Skills

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager

Higher education students or those considering going back to school to re-skill will be interested in a report sponsored by Oracle Academy which reveals that even in jobs that aren’t traditional computing jobs, employers are seeking computer science skills from applicants. 

The report found strong or growing demand for computer science skills in these five job areas which were the focus of the report:

  • Data Analysis
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Programming and Information Technology

65 percent of the fastest-growing and 62 percent of the highest-paying skills in these fields are computer science-related. Students studying one of these areas, are positioned for the best jobs upon graduation by developing computer science skills while following these areas of study.

While most postings do request a bachelor’s degree, only 18% of the postings for jobs in this area specifically request a computer science degree. As a matter of fact, the only categories that have significant demand for computer science degrees are programming and data analysis job postings. This tells us that students in a broad range of education programs enhance their job market value by including computer science in their education pathways.

Read the full report and review the related infographic to learn more.

Oracle Academy is Oracle’s flagship philanthropic program that delivers a complete portfolio of computer science learning resources to educational institutions. Its mission is to advance computer science education and make it accessible and engaging to students globally.

Oracle Academy and Oracle Certification offer Foundations Certifications in Database and Java, which focus on students in secondary schools, two-year colleges and four year colleges and universities to gain a strong foundation in the computer sciences. 

Oracle University also offers training and certification to support professionals with experience looking to advance their career and skills. Learn more at education.oracle.com.

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