Computer/Information Science

Overview

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.

Job Titles

 

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.

Employers

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
Apple Putnam Investments
Facebook Protege LLC
Google Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Advertising Healthcare
Banking Higher Education
Consumer Products Media & Telecommunications
Education Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
Energy Technology
Fiance and Insurance Transporation & Logistics
Government

 

Internships

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers In Game Design
Careers In Mobile Apps
Careers in Tech Startups
IT & ECareers in Tech Startupsngineering Careers in Healthcare

Websites for Job Search 

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations 

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

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.

LinkedIn Groups