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Computer Science Minor

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

Careers and Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to predict a strong computing industry. Below you can find the 2018 Median Pay for a number of Computer Technology careers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Occupation Description2018  Median Pay
Computer Hardware Engineers 

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. 

$114,600 
Computer Network Architects Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.  $109,020 
Software Developers Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.  $105,590
 
Information Security Analysts Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.  $98,350
 
Database Administrators Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.  $90,070 

Computer Programmers
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.  $84,280
Web Developers Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.  $69,430

 

Long-term career outlooks (usually needs a masters or a doctoral degree):

Occupation Description2018  Median Pay
Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

$118,370