University's Programs are Pathways to Careers with Largest Average-Starting Salaries
Sep 11, 2011
Forbes.com reports that college majors with the biggest average-starting salary include computer engineering and computer science. That is great news to students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology these are among the undergraduate academic programs of study at the campus.
Average starting salary for computer engineering majors: is $64,499. The article notes that there are amble job offers from video games to network distribution. The average starting salary for computer science majors is $63,402. The article notes that e-commerce, information security and virtual reality are driving demand.
The news puts many current students at the University in a great position for their career futures as numerous academic programs prepare students for those fields, too. For example, the University offers undergraduate programs of study in Management and e-Business, Computer & Information Security, New Media Design & Production, Software Engineering & Analysis, Information & Communication Technologies, and Interactive Media Management.
While the Forbes.com article focuses on undergraduate majors, there are opportunities for those with undergraduate degrees to pursue those hot career paths by enrolling in one of the more than 35 graduate specializations at the University that lead to careers in gaming, virtual worlds, e-commerce, computer engineering and computer science.
Those specializations include Advanced Game Development, Anatomy and Clinical Simulations, Biology Games, Business and Societal Simulations, Game Design & Production, Interactive Media For the Web, Serious Games, Social Media, 3D Modeling and Animation, Virtual Worlds for Learning, and Virtual Environments.
For more information on the University’s graduate and undergraduate programs, email Admissions@HarrisburgU.edu or call 717.901.5101.
Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu