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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general information technology degree often pursue entry- or senior-level technical specialist positions in a variety of IT-related fields.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Corporation
  • Educational institution
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Manufacturing company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Retail organization
  • Small business
  • Software development company
  • Web development company
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Computer forensic specialist
  • Computer operation specialist
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer specialist
  • Computer system technician
  • Database analyst/ administrator
  • Field service engineer
  • Help desk technician
  • Information technology specialist
  • Information system security analyst
  • Mobile application developer
  • Network engineer
  • Network specialist
  • PC support analyst
  • System service representative
  • Web developer
 

*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.