Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

Computing Careers


There are many sources of information on Computing Careers. One popular source is the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM website describes 4 career paths which are summarized here:

1.         Designing and implementing software

2.         Devising new ways to use computers,

3.         Developing effective ways to solve computing problems, and

4.         Planning and managing organizational technology infrastructure.


At YSU, career paths 1, 2 and 3 are undeniably in the domain of computer science graduates. Career path 4 is the domain of Information Technology. While Computer Information Systems largely spans paths 1 and 4.


You are encouraged to investigate the many other independent sources of information on the web.