PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology General Information Technology specialization
Career Outcomes & Job Titles
People who choose an online general information technology degree often pursue leadership, research, consulting or higher education faculty positions in the field of information technology.
Potential Employment Settings
- Aerospace company
- Community college
- Defense contractor
- Government—local, state, federal
- Health care organization
- Information technology consulting firm
- Land-based or online college or university
- Technology firm
Common Job Titles/Positions*†
- Adjunct or part-time faculty
- Chief information officer
- Director of information technology
- Full-time faculty
- Lead systems analyst
- Senior consultant
- Senior information technology manager
- Systems administrator
- Vice president of information technology
*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 across all Business and Technology doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.
Capella's School of Business and Technology doctoral graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and career growth potential. Half of the graduates surveyed work in higher education.
Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
SSource: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.
Over half the Business and Technology doctoral graduates have presented at a conference or published a book, article or monograph. Half have advanced in their career or profession and just over one third have obtained teaching positions in higher education.
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.