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On the Rise

With a degree in computer science, you are in high demand.

Our reliance on technology means a wide variety of industries are clamoring for computer science professionals. Particularly in our region, there are an abundance of careers in healthcare, transportation agencies, software development, government organizations, schools and banks. And this need isn’t going to slow down any time soon. From information security analysts (32%) to computer and information systems managers (16%) to software developers (25%), the employment rate of many occupations in computer and information technology is expected to rise over the next ten years (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2024).

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Exponential Job Growth

23% job market growth for computer scientists through 2030, U.S. Dept. of Labor.


The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $100,530 in May 2022 – about twice the annual wage for all occupations.

Local Demand

87% of our graduates since 2014 have stayed in Wisconsin, showing the need for computer science experts in our state.

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Career Options

Because many industries need computer science experts, your career opportunities are virtually endless. Below represents some, but not all, of the careers you can consider:

  • Software Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Scientist
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Security Engineer
  • Technical Business Analyst

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Where recent graduates work.

Wondering where you can get your first job out of college? Here are some companies where graduates have first landed as Phoenix alumni.

  • Associated Bank
  • Avalara
  • Belmark
  • Century College
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Heritage Mutual Insurance
  • Acuity Insurance
  • Brown County
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Nicolet National Bank
  • Schneider
  • Schreiber Foods
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