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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 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.