Career Options

Students in the information systems major are prepared to work in a variety of technology-related jobs in business, nonprofit and educational settings. Graduates find careers as analysts, programmers and web developers, and are found in accounting firms, business processing organizations, banks, consulting, health care providers, insurance companies and more. Information technology continues to be a growth area. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that computer and information systems management employment will grow faster than average for all occupations, up 12% from 2016 through 2026. Learn more about careers in information systems and technology from Northwestern University Career Advancement (NCA) and the Association for Information Systems' IS Job Index. 

The SPS Student Services team is invested in preparing adult students to apply their Northwestern education to their next step of professional success. Bachelor’s degree students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with their academic advisers, who are available to help with job search strategies, resume review, and provide program-tailored career advice.

A range of career resources is available from SPS Student Services, and undergraduate SPS students also use advising, programming, and resources from Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), the comprehensive career services office at the Evanston campus.

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