Job growth for all computer science and information scientists is projected to increase over 21% from 2006 to 2016. Network and computer systems administrators are expected to increase 27%. The current trend for computer related degrees is a decrease, some schools reporting over a 50% decrease in intended majors since 2000. This leads to speculation that there will be many more available jobs than potential employees with the needed skills.
Also consider the number of jobs that are becoming dependent upon computer operation skills. Cash registers are being replaced with computerized versions. Machining is becoming more integrated with technology through the use of robotics. Automobile technicians are using computerized equipment to analyze and repair vehicles.