Choose Computer Science at UWF

The Department of Computer Science collaborates with various local, regional, and national Information Technology (IT) companies. As a result, many CS department graduate and undergraduate students finish at the University of West Florida with experiences that prepare them for better positions in the job market.


Because transitioning from university studies into the job market is often a difficult process, the following data from the US Department of Labor was collected in an effort to help inform our students about potential occupations:

Occupation

Median Pay 

Employment

Projected Employment

Percent Increase

 

2012

2022

Computer Network Architect

$91,000

143,400

164,300

+13%

Computer Programmer

$74,280

343,700

372,100

+8%

Computer Support Specialist

$48,900

722,400

845,400

+15%

Computer Systems Analyst

$79,680

520,600

648,300

+20%

Database Administrator

$77,080

118,700

136,600

+15%

Information Security Analyst

$86,170

75,100

102,500

+27%

Network / CPU Systems Administrator

$72,560

366,400

409,300

+12%

Software Developer

$93,350

1,018,000

1,240,600

+22%

Web Developer

$62,500

141,400

169,900

+17%


Students are encouraged to identify a computing field they would like to enter early in their educational experience.  This will help identify electives more aligned towards future professional goals.  As anyone can see based on the data posted above, Computer Science related fields are projected to grow across the board. 

Jobs for driven, motivated, and pro-active students are out after graduation; it's the student's responsibility to find them!

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