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What Can I Do With a Major in Computer Science?

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Career Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Actuary
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Analyst
  • Animator
  • Applications Programmer
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • ATM Specialist
  • Auditor
  • Auxiliary Equipment Operator
  • Business Credit/Loan Administrator
  • CAD/CAM Designer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • CIA Agent (Computer Specialist)
  • Circuit Designer
  • Coder
  • Communications Control Technician
  • Computer Aided Designer
  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Computer Consultant          
  • Computer Engineer     
  • Computer Equipment Analyst
  • Computer Equipment Sales
  • Computer Facilities Manager
  • Computer Programmer      
  • Computer Research Scientist
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Computer Test Specialist                          
  • Contract Programmer
  • Corporate Security Specialist
  • Cost Estimator/ Analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Design Analyst
  • Database Manager                                    
  • Demographer  
  • Design Engineer
  • Disney Imagineer
  • Document Specialist
  • Documentation Librarian
  • Drafter
  • Econometrician
  • Electronic Data Processing Auditor
  • Engineering Lab Technician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Equipment Dealer
  • Fabricator
  • Game Designer
  • Game Tester
  • GIS Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphics Design Operator
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Hardware Service Technician
  • Information Broker
  • Information Systems Auditor                      
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Coordinator
  • Internet Consultant
  • Internet Information Authenticator
  • Inventory Control Specialist  
  • LAN Administrator
  • Librarian
  • Maintenance Programmer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst  
  • Mathematician                                             
  • Mortgage Researcher                                
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Programmer                                 
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Production Manager
  • Professor
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst 
  • Robotics Programmer 
  • Satellite Communications Specialist  
  • Service Technician
  • Software Developer
  • Software Development Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Support Specialist 
  • Special Effects Designer
  • Specification Writer
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Integrator
  • Systems Level Designer
  • Systems Maintenance Specialist
  • Systems Programmer
  • Systems Software Developer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Training Specialist
  • Turnkey Contractor
  • Usability Specialist
  • Video Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Web Programmer
  • Webmaster

Employers
  • Accounting Firms
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Airlines
  • Automotive Industry
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Communications Companies
  • Computer Development Firms
  • Computer Hardware & Software Vendors
  • Construction Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Credit Unions
  • Data Processing Firms
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury
  • Electronics Manufacturers
  • Engineering Firms
  • FBI/CIA
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Firms
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • International Trade Administration
  • Internet Companies
  • Investment Banking
  • Local, State, Federal Government
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Military
  • National Aeronautic and Space Administration
  • National Security Agency
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Online Service Providers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Power Industry
  • Professional & Technical Journals
  • Research & Development Firms
  • Retail Stores
  • School Districts
  • Schools
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Software Development Firms
  • Technology Companies
  • Telecommunications Firms
  • Test Development Corporations
  • Transportation Companies
  • US Information Agency
  • Utility Companies
  • Veterans Administration
  • Video Game Companies
  • Weather Bureaus

Skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems in a variety of application domains
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to master new computer languages
  • Ability to speak and write clearly
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Abstract and formal reasoning 
  • Adapt ideas
  • Advanced quantitative abilities
  • Analytical skills
  • Analyze complex ideas
  • Appreciation for accuracy and detail
  • Argue logically
  • Critical thinking
  • Design systems
  • Efficiency
  • Knowledge of operating systems
  • Logical thinking
  • Mathematical skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organizational Skills
  • Possesses computational ability
  • Precise analytical reasoning
  • Problem-solving
  • Programming language concepts
  • Reasons abstractly, observes keenly, and concentrates intensely
  • Research
  • Skill to communicate ideas and relationships through words and numbers
  • Statistical analysis
  • Stay abreast of advancements in the area of computer science
  • Systematic
  • Thinking independently
  • Thoroughness
  • Understands computer language, equipment, and application programs
  • Work independently and in teams

Salary Information  

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Starting Salary:
  • Computer Science Bachelors Degree: $78,803

Average Salary of SNC Computer Science Graduate:

  • 2017: $60,001 - $70,000
  • 2016: $55,001 - $65,000
  • 2015: $50,001 - $60,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data

To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Computer Science Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).   


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