Career Opportunities

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. 

 

 

 

 

Job Opportunities*

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Network Administrator

Median Annual Salary:
$82,050 per year
$39 per hour

Number of Jobs:
383,900

Typical Entry-Level
Education:

Bachelor's Degree

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Information Security Analyst

Median Annual Salary:
$98,350 per year
$47 per hour

Number of Jobs:
112,300

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

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Software Developer


Median Annual Salary:
$105,590 per year
$50 per hour

Number of Jobs:
1,365,500

Typical Entry-Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

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Database Administrators

Median Annual Salary:
$90,070 per year
$43 per hour

Number of Jobs:
116,900

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

*Job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook. Which can be found at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

Wage Premiums for a Master's Degree

Image Wage Premiums for Computer Master's Degree

Footnotes:
(1) The wage premium represents the wage increase for workers with a master's degree over that for workers with a bachelor's degree in the occupation. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

 

Employment Outcomes

Graduate Jobs


Computer and Mathematical Occupations


Education, Training, and Library Occupations


Management Occupations


Office and Administrative Support Occupations


Architecture and Engineering Occupations


Healthcare Support Occupations


Production Occupations

Graduate Employers


Microsoft Corporation


Appalachian Regional Healthcare


Rainbow Design Services


University of Kentucky


Oracle Corporation


Blue Canopy Group, LLC


United Parcel Service


Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America


Chef Software, Inc. 


Graduate Job Titles


Software Engineer


Java Developer


Web Developer

 


Software Developer


Account Manager


Solutions Architect


Linux Administrator