Career Options

Careers for Computer Science Majors

  • Video game Programmer
  • Embedded Systems Programmer
  • Computer Animator
  • Database Specialist
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Computer Science Teacher and Professor
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Back-end Web Developer

Starting Salary*

The typical starting salary for a computer science degree graduate is $53,207. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $90,342.

*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

Job Titles of People with Computer Science Degrees

  • Fixed Income Analyst, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Business Information Specialist, ZS Associates
  • Pension Actuary, Melon Consultants
  • Backend Software Engineer, Yahoo!
  • Pan-EMEA Software Specialist, IBM
  • Web Designer, Yo Networks
  • Vice President for Technology, InterTech Media
  • Technical Support Analyst, Juno Online Services
  • Product Development Manager, Baker Hill Corporation
  • Software Developer, Oracle Software
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.