There are currently an estimated 36,500 computer scientists in the United States. The computer scientist job market is expected to grow by 22.7% between 2022 and 2032.

How employable are computer scientists?

CareerExplorer rates computer scientists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 12,100 computer scientists. That number is based on 8,300 additional computer scientists, and the retirement of 3,800 existing computer scientists.