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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
  • Corporation
  • 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 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.