Data & Information Technology

  • Do you consider yourself to be a systematic, precise, or efficient person?
  • Are you interested in learning about preparing statistical charts, writing code, or analyzing data? 
  • Does it sound like fun to test computer programs and software applications? 
  • Could you see yourself working in a constantly changing high-tech environment?

Careers in this community focus on developing computer systems, managing computer networks, and interpreting and presenting data to address industry problems.

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Sample Occupations & Industries

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuarial Assystant
  • Actuary 
  • Applications Analyst
  • Applications Programmer
  • Applied Mathematician
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Business Analyst
  • Chemical Informaticist
  • Circuit Designer
  • Computer Mathematician
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Support Service Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Cost Estimator
  • Data Mapper
  • Data Analyst 
  • Data Systems Engineer
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Designer
  • Design Team Manager
  • Digital Artist
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Health Informaticist
  • Human-Computer Interface Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Information Scientist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Insurance Risk Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Inventory Controller
  • IT Consultant
  • Logic Designer
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Management Analyst
  • Markeet Research Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Mathmatician
  • Media Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • Network Support Analyst
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Statistician
  • Programmer
  • Product Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Research Technician
  • Risk Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Statistician
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Maintenance Specialist
  • Teacher 
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Theoretical Mathematician 
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Underwriter
  • Usability Analyst



For general ideas based on majors you are considering, refer to What Can I Do With a Major In or for information about the majors, see Find Your Program.  You can also use sites such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook to research duties, projections, and salary by job title. 

Vaults Industry & Career Guides

Techies Project

Computer World - News, Education and Headlines 

Anita Borg Institute for Women And Technology 

Careers in Math 

Society of Actuaries 

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to data and technology at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 
Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

  • Actuarial Science Club
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Math Club
  • Tippie Technology and Innovation Association
  • Women in Informatics and Computer Science (WICS)

Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Visit What Can I Do With a Major In, find your major/area of interest and select the Job and Internship Listings link.



Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience and achieve!

  • Often, they have a section specifically for students to explore what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on as well as to prepare with knowledge of  the job titles, organizations, and thought leaders. 
  • Professional associations also have resources including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to help you find mentors, shadowing, informational interviews, or internships.
  • They can help you achieve long-term career goals as well: polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association and then network at the professional development opportunities your association provides.

For information about professional organizations specific to your major please refer to What Can I Do With a Major In and the Professional Organizations drop down.