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SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

BS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Information Assurance and Security specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose on online information assurance and security degree often pursue technical specialist or analyst-level information security positions in businesses, government and the military.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Bank or financial firm
  • Corporation
  • Global technology company
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Higher education
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Insurance firm
  • Nonprofit organization

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Application security specialist
  • Computer security specialist
  • Data security analyst
  • Data security consultant
  • Enterprise security architect
  • Information security manager
  • Information security specialist/analyst
  • Information technology auditor
  • Information technology security architect
  • Network security administrator
  • Network security device administrator
  • Network security specialist
  • Security engineer

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

† Many IT-related positions require/prefer a certification (e.g., MCSE, A+/N+, PMP) along with a bachelor's degree. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Bachelor's programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

Capella University Bachelor's degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which Bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Career growth potential 50% Promotional opportunities 48% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilities 72%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.


Many of our Bachelor's degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 26% Successfully changed careers 11% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2% Assumed a leadership role 16% Received a promotion 21% Received a salary increase 32% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 28% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 7% Conducted a research project 10% Served as a professional consultant 7%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.