Careers in Information Technology

Job Outlook

Employment in Information technology and similar computer-related occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations. This growth continues to drive demand for well-qualified graduates with degrees in the field of information technology. IT budgets have increased considerably over the last decade. This trend shows no evidence of changing anytime in the near future and the vast majority of those budgets, almost 50%, are allocated for employees, consultants, and contractors. Combined with the fact that approximately 90% of organizations report increasing average IT salaries over the last several years, prospects for IT graduates in the current job market are excellent.

Career Options for IT Majors

  • Computer Marketing Representative
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Director of Information Services
  • Director of Communications
  • Services Coordinator/User Liaison
  • Systems Analysts
  • Applications Programmer
  • Systems Analyst/Programmer
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • Data Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Communications/Telecommunications Manager
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Manager of Computer Operations
  • Production Control Supervisor
  • Data Entry Supervisor
  • Director of User Support
  • User Services Staff (Help Desk -- First Line Support)
  • Technical Support (Help Desk -- Second Line Support)
  • Technical Writer
  • Remote Site Administrator
  • Training and Education Specialist
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • EDP Auditors (Accounting Oriented)
  • Field Service Engineer

Additional Information

Additional information about business analytics occupations and salaries is available from:

The Career Resource Center also maintains information about job opportunities about this and other disciplines.

Direct contact with professionals working in business analytics is possible by contacting the Department Undergraduate Coordinator, other faculty members of the ITDS Department, and by participating in Association for Information Systems (AIS) events.