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Career Opportunities

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Almost every aspect of our modern life is influenced by computing. From the clock that woke you up, to your cell phone, the car you drive, the games you play, and the streaming video you watch, software is an essential component. Computer scientists design, develop, and apply the software that make up these everyday aspects of our lives.

Computer science graduates have incredible and diverse career opportunities. According to there are currently 666,534 open computing jobs in the United States, with only 71,226 computer science students graduated last year. In the state of Utah, there are over 4,500 open jobs, with only 1,228 computer science graduates in 2018.

Areas of Interest

  • Aerospace
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bio-informatics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Telecommunications
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Visualization

Career Opportunities

  • Database Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Games Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Scientific Application Developer
  • Security Analyst
  • Software Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • UI/UX Designer & Developer
  • Web Application Developer

Making A Difference

Computer scientists make a positive difference in the world. The Association of Computing Machinery notes, “Computing drives innovation in the sciences (such as the human genome projects, AIDS vaccine research, environmental monitoring and protection, just to mention a few), and also in engineering, business, entertainment, and education.”

Innovation & Creativity

Computer scientists develop skills in open-ended problem solving, learning to think creatively – outside of the box –, and team collaboration. As a computer scientist, you have the skills to create solutions to the needs of the world around you, also to pursue innovative approaches to your own interests.