By Mikala Vidal on May 2, 2019 2:09:00 PM
The field of computer science focuses on the study of software systems, and a degree in the discipline allows someone to pursue a variety of careers. Contrary to what it may seem, the demand for computer scientists is not limited to positions in Silicon Valley technology companies, according to computer science professors. Instead, the increasing use of technology throughout the business world means that companies in many industries are hiring grads of computer science programs.
"It's a golden age right now for computer science, and we're very fortunate in this field," says Salvatore Stolfo, a professor of computer science at Columbia University in New York City. "For people who study computer science in their education, it's a great, great time, and essentially the sky is the limit."