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Computer science careers looking up?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:28 pm
by Jack


Fewer students pursue computer-related degrees
June 23, 2008 - 7:39am

AP Business Writer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Fewer college students are pursuing computer-related degrees at a time when demand is increasing and thousands of baby boomers are retiring from technical jobs.

The colliding trends have some business leaders worried that they won\'t find enough workers needed to maintain expected growth.

\"There\'s a bit of a perfect storm going on,\" said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology, a California-based consulting and staffing service. \"I do think it\'s serious and I do think we need to start at the elementary school level and get students talking about math and science.\"