You can see how computer programming and software engineering are a part of our everyday lives, sometimes without our even realizing it! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment in this field is expected to increase 21% from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average of all other occupations. And with average salaries ranging from $40,000 to $90,000, you can be sure to live a fairly comfortable lifestyle.
Statistics Source: U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
(Wages vary by location, employer and experience)