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Northwest Missouri State University


Career

Career Opportunities

IT opportunities are plentiful and pay well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer systems analysts earn $82,710 and computer and information systems managers earn $127,640. Employers are having difficulty finding qualified employees to fill IT positions. Graduates who have strong technical skills, good communication skills, and know how to work in teams will have a distinct advantage in this IT job market.

Typical job placements for international information systems graduates include:

The School of Computer Science and Information Systems has many contacts with employers in the area, including Kansas City, Mo., Omaha, Neb., and Des Moines, Iowa. Faculty members meet regularly with representatives of these employers to ensure that the program is up-to-date and is producing graduates who meet the needs of employers. To ensure that students have the necessary skills to build a successful résumé and to interview successfully for positions, we require a 3-credit hour course to help develop these skills.


Alumni Job Titles


OPT Placement

The MSIS program has a STEM CIP code 11.0101 that currently allows an extra 24 months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) extension after completion of 12 month OPT period. Check https://www.uscis.gov/ for updates.


Career Services

Career Services offers many services and resources to assist students and Northwest graduates. We recommend that you become familiar with our website early in your Northwest career. Whether you are looking for resume or cover letter resources, career events, a list of Northwest majors, or interviewing tips, we can help. You will also find topics such as career exploration, internships, and conducting a job search through our office.

Please visit the Office of Career Services web page for more information.