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Who is my advisor?
What courses should I take?
How do I find internship opportunities?
What skills will I develop with the B.S. in Informatics?
What are some of the things Informatics graduates do?
Are Informatics graduates finding jobs?
What kinds of salaries are Informatics graduates commanding?

What skills will I develop with the B.S. in Informatics?

  • Problem Solving: requirements analysis, solution design, prototype development, data modeling, process modeling, deductive reasoning, human and computer interaction (HCI)
  • Programming Languages: C++, Java, Visual Basic .Net
  • Web Site Development/Layout: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Content Development: Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Frontpage
  • Database Access: ASP .NET, PHP, JSP
  • Data Management: Oracle, MySQL, ACCESS
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What are some of the things Informatics graduates do?

With a degree, graduates might do the following:

  • Work as consultants to help e-businesses conduct transactions and interact with customers online.
  • Streamline databases and design customized software to better anticipate the needs of customers.
  • Create better ways to manage patient records and share them with diverse health-care providers.
  • Participate on teams with biologists and chemists to develop software that enable them to more easily access vast amounts of information from the Human Genome and the Chemical Abstracts databases.
  • Help design or maintain computer systems.
  • Help design the next generation of computer games.
  • Train others how to effectively use the technology.

For more information, visit our careers section.

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Are Informatics graduates finding jobs?

There are numerous opportunities for Informatics graduates within our region as well as nationally. Job titles our students hold include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Specialist/MIS Technician
  • Network Application Specialist
  • Programmer
  • Webmaster/Graphic Designer
  • Consultant
  • IT Trainer

Top ways Informatics students found a job in 2006-2007

  • Informatics IT Career Fairs
  • eCampus Recrutier Job Posting
  • Networking
  • Previous Internship with Company
  • Apply on company website
  • Internet Job Boards
  • Faculty Referrals
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What kinds of salaries are Informatics graduates commanding?

2006-2007 Salary Statistics

Average Salary by Degree
Degree Annual Salary
B.S in Informatics $48,000.00
B.S & B.A in Computer Sci. $49,700.00
All Masters Degrees $59,000.00

Undergraduate Average Salary and Signing Bonus by Location
Location Annual Salary Signing Bonuses
Indiana Jobs $41,800.00 $650.00
All Non-Indiana Jobs $53,000.00 $3,150.00
Chicago Area only $52,400.00 $2,100.00

Undergraduate Salary Averages by Job Type
Job Type Annual Salary
Technology Leadership Program $54,000.00
Consultant / Systems Analyst $51,950.00
Software Development $49,300.00
Data Mining $47,850.00
Web Development $45,000.00
Customer Service/Tech Support $31,800.00

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