Computer Science

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Systems Operations
  • Computer Technician
  • Consultant
  • Customer/Technical Support
  • Database Administration
  • Database Developer
  • Hardware/Software Engineer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Instructional Technology
  • Internet/Intranet Administrator
  • Internet Programmer
  • Network Specialist
  • Policy Analysis
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Research & Development*
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Security Systems
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher/Professor*
  • Web Design/Maintenance

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Computer & Internet Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Data Management Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Healthcare Services
  • Software/Hardware Manufacturers
  • Wholesale & Retail Business

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • Cargill
  • Equus Computer Systems
  • General Mills
  • KellyMitchell
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MN State Institutions
  • SPX

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $41,600-$63,300
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Aptitude for math
  • Analytical mind
  • Communication skills
  • Computer expertise
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail oriented
  • Ethical
  • High energy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Manages stress
  • Problem solving
  • Solution appraisal
  • Strong grades/GPA
  • Team player
  • Technical skills