Career Options

Careers for Computer Science Majors

  • Video game Programmer
  • Embedded Systems Programmer
  • Computer Animator
  • Database Specialist
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Computer Science Teacher and Professor
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Back-end Web Developer

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary for a computer science degree graduate is $53,207. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $90,342.

Job Titles of People with Computer Science Degrees

  • Fixed Income Analyst, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Business Information Specialist, ZS Associates
  • Pension Actuary, Melon Consultants
  • Backend Software Engineer, Yahoo!
  • Pan-EMEA Software Specialist, IBM
  • Web Designer, Yo Networks
  • Vice President for Technology, InterTech Media
  • Technical Support Analyst, Juno Online Services
  • Product Development Manager, Baker Hill Corporation
  • Software Developer, Oracle Software

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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