$85k $85k
233k 233k
3.3% 3.3%
3.4/5 3.4/5
Bachelors Bachelors

Computer Systems Engineer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 233,000 Computer Systems Engineers in the United States. The Computer Systems Engineer job market is expected to grow by 3.3% between 2014 and 2024.

Computer Systems Engineer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Computer Systems Engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 37,700 Computer Systems Engineers. That number is based on 7,700 additional Computer Systems Engineers, and the retirement of 30,000 existing Computer Systems Engineers.

Supply of Computer Systems Engineers

The Computer Systems Engineer industry is concentrated in California, Illinois, and Maryland.

Computer Systems Engineer Job Market by State

State name Employed Computer Systems Engineers
California 24,130
Illinois 14,540
Maryland 13,990
Texas 13,330
District of Columbia 11,880
Virginia 10,940
New Jersey 8,890
Colorado 8,780
Pennsylvania 8,660
Minnesota 7,500
Michigan 7,050
Georgia 6,630
Oregon 6,340
Ohio 6,010
Washington 5,880
Massachusetts 5,060
Missouri 4,650
New York 3,840
North Carolina 3,310
Nevada 2,880
Arizona 2,850
Indiana 2,730
Wisconsin 2,720
Louisiana 2,700
Utah 2,620
Tennessee 2,560
Kentucky 2,470
Oklahoma 2,360
West Virginia 2,140
Kansas 1,830
Alabama 1,660
Connecticut 1,550
South Carolina 1,490
Iowa 1,460
Hawaii 1,380
Idaho 1,090
New Mexico 1,060
Rhode Island 990
Nebraska 870
New Hampshire 740
Montana 710
North Dakota 700
Mississippi 630
Maine 620
Arkansas 570
Alaska 510
Puerto Rico 400
South Dakota 170
Wyoming 170
Vermont 160

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    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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