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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose a an online information assurance and security degree often pursue senior leadership, consulting, or faculty positions in information security within military, government, education, and private sectors.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Banking/finance
  • Community college
  • Corporation
  • Global technology firm
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Insurance firm
  • Land-based or online college or university

Common Job Titles/Positions

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Full-time faculty
  • Information security consultant
  • Information security executive
  • Information security manager
  • Vice president of information security

*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.

†Some jobs may prefer or even require certifications, such as PMP, CISSP, CCSA, etc. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Business and Technology Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates of the PhD 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.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 56%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 53%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 73%

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.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 35%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 25%Assumed leadership responsibilities 26%Received a salary increase 22%Received a promotion 32%

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.