Career Information Related
 Computer Science and Information Technology 

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Sample of Job Titles and Salary Ranges

Industries Actively Pursuing CS and IT Majors:

  • Computer Software/Data Processing
  • Consulting Services
  • Computers & Business Equipment
  • Aerospace
  • Communication Services

Other Industries:

  • Financial Services
  • Health Services
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceutical Suppliers
  • Manufacturing

 Job Descriptions:
There are many positions applicable to individuals with information technology training. The following is a broad list of job titles for which CIS majors are often hired. Included is a general description of what a person with this title does.

Computer Scientist

Can work as a theorist, researcher, or inventor. Generally involved in designing computers and the software that runs them, developing information technologies, and adapting and creating principles for applying computers to new uses.

Computer Support Specialist

Provides assistance and advice to computer users. This often includes interpreting problems and providing technical support for hardware, software, and systems.

Database Administrator

Work with database management systems software to coordinate necessary changes, perform tests, and implement computer databases. He or she is often responsible for design implementation and system security as well.


Analyzes data processing problems in order to plan, organize, and develop logical sequences of operations to be used by computers in processing information.

Software Developers

Design and develop packages and systems software. He or she may also be involved in creating custom software applications for clients.

Systems Analyst

Use knowledge and skill of technology to solve computer problems and enable computer technology to meet the particular needs of an organization.

 In addition to the broad job titles listed earlier, there are many other career possibilities. Below is a list of some more specialized job titles to consider.

Specialized Job Titles:


  • Application Engineer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Associate Engineer Software 
  • Computer Automated Design Operator
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Draftsman
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Documentation Specialist 
  • Electronic Data Processing Auditor


  • Engineering Analyst 
  • Field Sales Representative
  • Information Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Java Web Developer
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Oracle Developer
  • Project Leader
  • Technical Writer
  • Software Specialist
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Unix Administrator
  • Web Developer


Occupational Outlook Handbook (system analysts, computer scientists, database administrators) 
Occupational Outlook Handbook (computer programmers) 

 Salary Information for computer programmers

 Salary Information for system analysts, computer scientists, database administrators

Possible Employers - Jobs in Washington DC Metro

Washington DC MetroTechnology Companies Awarded Contracts


United States (the following are examples)

Sample Employers who hire CS and IT grads:


State of Maryland
   Maryland Government- Career Opportunities and Development
   Maryland's CareerNet 

   Montgomery County -CareersMontgomery



Sources of Additional Information

CS Publications


CS Publications

Professional Associations/Organizations



Job listings/job search:

Techies - a huge job database and resume posting site 
Just Tech Jobs - searchable by skill 

Internet jobs 
Jobs for programmers - 6000 employers 
Cobol Jobs  
Career Marketplace - Technical Jobs and Job Sites  
Developers.Net - Great jobs & career information for developers.Over 30,000 jobs in a searchable database on this site! 

Java Jobs 

Society for Technical Communication 
CMP Technology Network job postings 

Web Programming Jobs 

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 

RTP Job Listings:    

Hi-tech jobs in the Research Triangle 
The Research Triangle Career Center 
RTP Preferred Jobs                                          
Career planning & information:
Vocational Information Center 
Occupational Outlook Handbook (system analysts,
computer scientists, database administrators) 
Occupational Outlook Handbook (computer programmers) 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 


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Date Reviewed:  November  2008 ggrinberg