Please Note: This information is provided as a service to the general public and this particular major may not necessarily be offered by Marietta College. For a list of degrees and majors offered by Marietta College please visit www.marietta.edu/Academics/

Area

Employer

The field of computer science is constantly changing. The areas listed below do not exhaust possible career options.
See also What Can I Do With This Major in Management Information Systems.

Area:

Programming

Sub-Area:
  • Systems
  • Scientific Applications
  • Business Applications
    • Intelligence
    • Warehousing
    • Information Delivery
    • Maintenance
  • Project Management
Employers:
  • Computer vendors
  • Software and computer companies
  • Any large organization including:
    • Banks
    • Retail chains
    • Manufacturers
    • Universities
    • Government agencies
  • Management consulting firms
  • Contract and temporary employers
  • Research laboratories

Area:

Systems Development

Sub-Area:
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Support
  • Quality Assurance
  • Specialty Systems
    • Database
    • Client-Server
    • Expert
Employers:
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Computer companies
  • Research institutions

Area:

Network Technology

Sub-Area:
  • Installation and Maintenance
  • Administration
Employers:
  • Variety of organizations and industries

Area:

Internet

Sub-Area:
  • Programming
  • Software Design
  • Systems Analysis
  • Hardware Production
  • Web Page Design
Employers:
  • Network access points
  • Backbone operators
  • Online service providers
  • Internet service providers
  • Computer/equipment vendors
  • Internet-related companies including:
    • Browsers
    • Search engines
    • Website design services
  • Large businesses

Area:

Consulting

Sub-Area:
  • System Installation
  • System Implementation
  • Training
Employers:
  • Consulting firms
  • Self-employed

Area:

Education

Sub-Area:
  • Teaching
  • Instructional Technology
Employers:
  • Public and private schools, K-12
  • Colleges and universities

Area:

Non-Technical

Sub-Area:
  • Customer/Product Support
  • Technical Writing
  • Sales and Marketing
Employers:
  • Software/hardware manufacturers
  • Retail stores
  • Software vendors

General Information and Strategies

  • Complete informational interviews with current computer science professionals to help establish career goals.
  • Having related experience is critical to most employers that hire computer science majors. Obtain an internship, co-op, or part-time job in a relevant area to increase employability.
  • Obtain vendor specific certifications or networking certifications to gain a competitive edge.
  • Develop strong interpersonal, communication, and other “soft skills.” Learn to work well on a team.
  • Programming and consulting may go hand-in-hand. Many occupations in these areas have responsibilities that overlap.