Associate Degree in Computer Science

Salary

Technical support, $50,450*

Database administrator, $80,740*

Web developer, $67,540*

Software developer, $96,260*

System analyst, $85,320*

Information security analyst, $91,210*

Computer and Information Research Scientists, $111,892**

Computer and Information Systems Managers, $132,463**

Computer Hardware Engineers, $113,438**

Network Architects, $110,559**

Network Support Specialists, $59,516**

Numerically Controlled Tool Operators, $38,251**

Numerically Controlled Tool Programmer, $38,251**

Computer Occupations, All Other, $76,86**

Computer Programmers, $88,579**

Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondar, $99,925**

Computer Systems Analysts, $85,631**

Computer User Support Specialists, $57,887**

Mathematical Science Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925**

Network and Computer Systems Administrators, $85,550**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

Career Info

An associate of science in computer science degree can prepare you for entry-level employment within the Information Technology field or for further study to pursue a bachelor’s degree. There are many growing fields related to computer science, including information security analysis, bioinformatics, game programming, medicine, communications, forensics and law.

Potential Careers

  • Technical support
  • Network support
  • PC technician
  • Programmer
  • Network architect
  • Network administrator
  • Database administrator
  • System analyst
  • Program analyst
  • IT administrator
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Information security analyst
  • IT manager
  • Computer and information research scientist