Computer Information Systems

IT/IS Occupational Outlook

Occupation Job Summary Entry-Level Education 2021 Median Pay
Computer and Information Research Scientists Computer and information research scientists design innovative uses for new and existing computing technology. Master's degree $131,490
Computer Network Architects Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. Bachelor's degree $120,520
Computer Programmers Computer programmers write, modify, and test code and scripts that allow computer software and applications to function properly. Bachelor's degree $93,000
Computer Support Specialists Computer support specialists maintain computer networks and provide technical help to computer users. See How to Become One $57,910
Computer Systems Analysts Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and design ways to improve efficiency. Bachelor's degree $99,270
Database Administrators and Architects Database administrators and architects create or organize systems to store and secure data. Bachelor's degree $101,000
Information Security Analysts Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Bachelor's degree $102,600
Network and Computer Systems Administrators Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks. Bachelor's degree $80,600
Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, and Testers Software developers design computer applications or programs. Software quality assurance analysts and testers identify problems with applications or programs and report defects.   Bachelor's degree $109,020
Web Developers and Digital Designers Web developers create and maintain websites. Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability. Bachelor's degree $78,300

Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Computer and Information Technology Occupations) page for more up-to-date information.