It is always surprising to find out that prospective students think a career in computing involves sitting in front of a computer eight to ten hours a day. Nothing could be further from the truth! There are many creative, fun, and interesting jobs and careers in computing fields. Click on the links below to discover the many different types of jobs and careers available with a degree in CS or CIS; you’ll be surprised!
According to CNN Money Magazine’s report on the "best jobs in America," the No. 1 "Best Job in America" in 2006 was software engineering, ahead even of finance, medicine, real estate, and law. The number of software engineering jobs is expected to grow by 46% in the next ten years.
You can also find information about career possibilities at careers.com, the IEEE’s careers site, the ACM Career Resource Centre, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career-space.com, and many other sites. Or stop by the offices of Jim Buchan or Denton Olson in the Plaster Business building. Either of these professors will be happy to discuss career opportunities in this exciting field.