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B.S./B.A. in Computer Science: Career Outlook

Computer Science Careers: Unlimited Possibilities

The development of advanced technologies has created a higher demand for computer and information technology professionals. The online Bachelor’s in Computer Science degree from Eastern Oregon University will prepare you to meet this growing demand through skills that will qualify you for diverse computer science careers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of available computer science careers in the field of information technology is expected to grow 11 percent through 2029. This expansion will create hundreds of thousands of new professional opportunities, making now the perfect time to complete your education.

Database Administrator

$98,860/YEAR

Database administrators protect private records and data for businesses through advanced software programs. They choose, update and maintain a business’ security software and databases.2

Software Developer

$110,140/YEAR

Software developers determine the need for new computer systems and programs, and create solutions that will help professionals in diverse industries do their jobs. In addition to developing software, they also provide updates and ensure their programs are operating properly.3

Additional computer science careers for graduates of this program:

  • Web developer
  • Data analyst
  • IT manager
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer network architect

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Program Outcomes: Expertise for Computer Science Careers

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Handshake

Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.

Sources:

  1. Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Sept. 1, 2020. Retrieved Feb. 2, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
  2. Database Administrators. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm#tab-1
  3. Software Developers. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm