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Incredible Alumni

Florida Tech Alumni

Florida Tech alumni number more than 50,000!

They include the first female four-star general, Ann E. Dunwoody, and dozens of other military officers; a National Teacher of the Year, Tracey Bailey; the director of a NASA center; five astronauts who have flown on the space shuttle; an Olympic medalist; and a major league pitcher among thousands of engineers, scientists, pilots, entrepreneurs, and more.

Computer Information Systems Colleges For a Technology Career

High-Demand Job Market In a Variety of Industries

When looking at computer information systems colleges, students can quickly see that Florida Tech's program provides the right mix of comprehensive technical curriculum, research experience and leadership skills to make graduates highly attractive to employers.

In addition, not many computer information systems colleges are located amidst more than 5,000 high-tech companies in the largest high-tech workforce in the nation. Many graduates start their careers immediately following a successful Florida Tech internship with companies such as Harris Corporation, DRS Optronics, Northrup Grumman, or Rockwell Collins.

Florida Tech graduates are trained to qualify for positions in a number of computing jobs including:

  • System administrator 
  • Network administrator 
  • Computer programmer 
  • Systems programmer 
  • Systems analyst 
  • Software engineer 
  • Enterprise and operations quality engineer 
  • Web-based application developer 
  • Mobile application developer 
  • Database developer or manager 
  • Entrepreneurial Interests: Business Start Ups

With a master's in computer information systems from Florida Tech, graduates are also prepared for leadership roles on technical teams including directing computer information staff, supervising programmers and systems analysts, leading software engineers and performing strategic planning and implementation. Other computer information systems colleges might not provide this type of advanced training.

Career Outlook

The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), predicts employment of computer and information systems managers to grow 15 percent through 2022. The demand for computing experts will increase as firms continue to expand the use of wireless and mobile networks. Additional employment growth will also come from the demands of cyber security concerns, new technologies in healthcare record keeping, cloud computing advances and changes in the systems and processes in the financial industry.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on technology management careers as well as hundreds of other occupations, including entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects.

Salary Expectations

Entry-level salaries for computer information systems careers vary depending on company size, location and level of education.

PayScale.com reports entry-level salaries for computer information systems to be $49,000 with opportunity to grow to $84,800. PayScale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation. In addition to the wages individuals earn, master's degree graduates often earn other compensation such as performance bonuses, expense allowances and company-paid benefits.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports the highest salaries in technology firms, followed by positions in finance or management positions in private businesses. Because technology is a fast paced industry, opportunities should be best for those who have a wide range of skills and knowledge of the newest technologies.