Career Options

Careers for Computer Information Systems Majors

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Manager
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Game Designer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Freelance Technology Consultant

Starting Salary1

A computer information systems degree bachelor's degree holder's typical starting salary is $37,480. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $77,876.

Job Titles of People with Computer Information Systems Degrees

  • Senior Research Scientist, Google
  • Procurve Networker, Hewlett-Packard
  • Network Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • Vice President, Professional Services, Fuss & O’Neil Technologies
  • Computer Consultant, Web-Based Development, Aware Systems
  • Business Reporter, Seattle-Post Register
  • Computer Forensics Specialist, Litigation and Fraud Investigation, BDO Seidman

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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