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What Can I do With a Degree in Computer Science?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Game Designer
  • Network User Support Manager
  • Computer Analyst/Programmer
  • Product Support Analyst
  • Internet Consultant
  • Business/Computer Analyst

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Computer Science Majors:

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Computer Science Majors

  • ITcareers.com — Search jobs database by keyword and location.
  • Monster.com — Search jobs database by location, keyword, or job category.
  • Oregonitjobs.org — High-tech job openings with state of Oregon agencies.

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Places of Employment

A major in computer science prepares students for a variety of technology-related jobs. According to the 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook, computer programmers, computer systems analysts, computer support specialists, computer engineers, and database administrators are found in almost every industry. Many are employed "in the computer and data processing services industry, which includes firms that write and sell software."

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested computer science majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for computer science majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Miscellaneous

Department of Computer Science - Portland State University

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