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According to Les Krantz's The Jobs Rated Almanac 2001 (St. Martin's Press), many of the top ranked jobs are those involving Mathematics and Computer Science.  Consider the top ten list reproduced below.  Eighty percent of the top-ranked careers involve mathematical sciences!  Careers in Computer Science are typeset in bold; careers in Mathematics are labeled with an asterisk.

The Top Ten

1.  Website Manager 6.  Computer Programmer
2.  Actuary* 7.  Accountant
3.  Computer Systems Analyst 8.  Industrial Engineer*
4.  Software Engineer 9.  Hospital Administrator
5.  Mathematician* 10.  Web Developer

Best Jobs by Discipline

  • Actuary
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Teacher or Professor 
Computer Science
  • Website Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer

Employment Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates

Webmaster Programmer Technical Writer
Systems Analyst Graphic Designer Computer Animator
Software Engineer Database Developer Systems Administrator
Multimedia Developer Database Administrator Technical Product Support
Internet Application Developer Client/Server Database Developer Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Network Manager Web Designer

Resources for Further Career Information about Computer Science

Organization and 
Traditional Contact Information
Internet Contact Information
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(800) 342-6626 
e-mail:  ACMHELP@acm.org

SIGs (Special Interest Groups/Specialized Fields)

Association for Women in Computing
41 Sutter Street, Suite 1006
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 905-4663
e-mail:  awc@awc-hq.org
IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
P.O. Box 3014
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1314
(714) 821-8380
e-mail:  membership@computer.org
web site: 

Students who wish to discuss career options in computer science further may contact Professor of Mathematics Dr. John Nardo

Students who wish to discuss career planning in general may contact the Oglethorpe University Career Services Office.

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