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What Can You Do with a Degree in Informatics or Computer Science?

It should come as no surprise that as technology advances every day, the need for highly-trained and knowledgeable people within the field grows, too! If you’re wondering what kinds of careers a degree in computer science or informatics opens up to you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that it is one of the fastest-growing job fields across the nation. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or a Bachelor of Science in Informatics from Indiana University Kokomo, you’ll set yourself up to work in a variety of positions including:

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Cyber security or information security specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Game developer
  • IT consultant
  • Network systems administrator
  • Software quality assurance
  • Software applications developer
  • Web developer

As technology continues to expand and evolve, more and more businesses across every industry will have a need for someone with a background in computer science. The need for computer scientists is absolutely booming and the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows excellent outlook and job growth for this field. The median annual wage for careers in computer and information technology was last reported at $82, 860. Between 2014 and 2024, opportunities for employment in the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 12 percent, faster than average over all career fields.   

Wherever you plan to go following graduation, a degree in computer science from IU Kokomo will help get you there. It’s important to remember that employers aren’t always just looking for a degree, though! At IU Kokomo, you’ll gain invaluable experience through work with knowledgeable faculty in the field, research opportunities, field trip experiences, and internships. When you graduate with your degree in computer science, you’ll be ready to hit the ever-growing and high-demand job market and get to work!

Ready to jump in and get started?

If computer science or informatics sounds like your dream field and you’re ready to get started, don’t wait! Your first step is to chat with an admissions counselor about beginning your degree. If you’re interested in learning more about preparing for your future career in computer science by attaining internships and career counseling, the Career and Accessibility Center has fantastic services just for you! Feel free to contact the office or stop by. 

Last updated: 10/24/2018