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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose on online system development degree often pursue careers as web application developers, software engineers, technical analysts, and consultants, or pursue associated web application development industry certifications.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Advertising or marketing company
  • Corporation
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Public or private education organization
  • Software development company
  • Web development company

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Business analyst
  • Data architect
  • Database administrator
  • Flash/.net/java/C++ developer
  • Information technology consultant
  • Mobile application architect
  • Mobile application designer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Quality assurance analyst
  • Software analyst
  • Software architect
  • Software developer/designer
  • Software engineer
  • Software tester
  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • Windows 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.