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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.
|Computer Forensics Analysts||Quality Assurance Engineer|
|Computer Game Developer||Software Developer|
|Computer Scientist*||Software Engineer|
|Computer Systems Manager*||Systems Analyst|
|IT Consultant||Web Designer|
|IT Security Analyst||Computer Network Architect*|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
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 interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Software and Computer Companies||Internet Service Providers|
|Banks and Consultancies||Insurance Agencies|
|Healthcare Providers||Educational Institutions|
|Federal and Local Government||Computer Gaming Companies|
|Film and TV Production Companies||Biotech Companies|
Internships in this field can be searched using the job titles listed earlier, specifying the level as ‘intern’. Other more general internships can be searched under the titles computer science internship or information science internship.
To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.
The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Career & Job Websites
Campus Organizations & Activities
Professional Associations & Networking Opportunities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.
Social Media/Linkedin Groups
Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: