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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 of Science in Information Technology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

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

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.