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Computer Science

Career Path

Both computer science and information technology disciplines can lead to many interesting applications: gaming, medical imaging, e-commerce, cell phone drivers, web page processing and computer generated movies. The applications of computer power are limitless!

People working to solve every major challenge facing our world today turn to computing in their search for solutions. With a background in computing, you can help in fights to reduce carbon emissions through the design of smart cars, or help in conquering disease through the analysis of the genetic information stored in our DNA.

Career paths in computing are diverse! Here are a few options:

  • Internet Applications – Web Page Designers/Developers, Database Administrators for e-commerce, search engines, social networking, Network Specialists that handle Internet and Web traffic
  • Scientific Research – Database Developers/Administrators for Human Genome projects, Network Administrators for medical imaging and high-tech hospital equipment
  • Entertainment – iPod/media device Engineers, Database Administrators for Sports Teams, Network Administrators
  • Government – Robotic Engineers, Signal Processing Engineers
  • Gaming – Game Programmers, Game Developers/Designers, Game Console Engineers

Our computer science alumni are currently working in the following areas:

  • Web Developer at Olin College
  • Software Engineer at Phillips Medical
  • Game Programmer at Mad Doc Software
  • Professional Web Software Engineer at Yahoo!
  • Software Developer at Investor Capital
  • Software Engineer at Sun Microsystems
  • System Administrator at Raytheon Corporation
  • Associate Application Developer at EMC Corporation

For more information on job growth see our Job Outlook page.
For more information on job salaries see our Salary Outlook page.
For more information on career paths see our FAQ page and http://computingcareers.acm.org