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The computer technology field is experiencing rapid growth. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer systems design and related services will grow by 39.5 percent by 2014, which is a faster rate of growth than other industries. The information sector, which comprises software publishing, internet publishing and telecommunication, is projected to have 212, 000 new jobs by 2016. This is due to the increasing reliance of businesses on information technology and the importance of maintaining system and network security. There are a number of job roles related to computer and information science degrees and as every sector requires technology to function, jobs can be found across a wide variety of industries, both public and private.
|Animator||IT Security Analyst|
|Computer Forensics Analysts||Network Administrator|
|Computer Game Developer||Quality Assurance Engineer|
|Computer Scientist*||Software Developer|
|Computer Systems Manager*||Software Engineer|
|Computer Network Architect*||Systems Analyst|
|IT Consultant||Web Designer|
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.
Some postions may require additional experience or licensing.
This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
|Apperian, Inc.||New Balance Athletic Shoe|
|Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP|
This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
|Consumer Products||Media & Telecommunications|
|Education||Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology|
|Fiance and Insurance||Transporation & Logistics|
These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
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Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.