Career Options

Careers for Computer Information Systems Majors

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Manager
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Game Designer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Freelance Technology Consultant

Starting Salary*

A computer information systems major’s typical starting salary is $37,480. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $77,876.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Computer Information Systems Degrees

  • Senior Research Scientist, Google
  • Procurve Networker, Hewlett-Packard
  • Network Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • Vice President, Professional Services, Fuss & O’Neil Technologies
  • Computer Consultant, Web-Based Development, Aware Systems
  • Business Reporter, Seattle-Post Register
  • Computer Forensics Specialist, Litigation and Fraud Investigation, BDO Seidman
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.