Average starting salary for
undergraduates as of 2022


Average starting salary for
MS IST graduates as of 2022


Average monthly salary for
internships and co-ops as of 2022

Information science and technology (IST) graduates hold a variety of information technology positions. Some graduates begin their careers in user support, system/network administration or software development. Others find jobs in the area of big data analytics as data scientists or database managers. A career area rapidly growing in popularity is cybersecurity and information assurance. Other possible career paths include IT consulting, e-commerce, human-computer interaction and systems analysis and design.

Popular Professions

Preparation for some of these careers requires specific courses

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Algorithm Design, Business Process Revitalization
  • Business Analytics and Data Science - Data Modeling, Information Visualization, Business Operations Analysis
  • Computer Infrastructure - Network Management, System Administration, Database Design and Management
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance - Digital Forensics, Security Analysis, Business Continuity Planning
  • Digital Commerce - Digital Commerce Business Strategy, Internet of Things, Digital Marketing and Promotions
  • Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP System Configuration, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction - Usability Evaluation, Interface Design
  • Software Systems - Business Applications Design, Web Development, Information Systems Analysis
  • Technological Innovation - Digital Transformation, Technological Innovation Management, Industry 4.0

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