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PhD in Computer Science
A PhD in Computer Science is a degree designed for students with a serious interest in computers and technology. Computer science is a field with lucrative career options in a variety of different settings, from private businesses to government departments. Computer science experts are needed in almost every industry.
Finding an online program for your desired concentration can be difficult. Many schools now offer alternatives to their traditional programs, but each school can differ greatly in selection of specializations and programs. Several schools now specialize in online programs, including:
- Capella University
- Grand Canyon University
- Northcentral University
- University of the Rockies
- Walden University
My Degree and What It’s Good For
Your doctorate will prepare you to succeed in any career you choose. A PhD is the highest academic degree offered, and with it comes incredible job opportunities. Some computer science graduates go on to work in a number of different fields and assume a number of different titles, some of which include:
- Computer systems software engineer
- Computer applications software engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Environmental engineer
- Computer systems analyst
- Database administrator
- Network systems and data communication analyst
My Earning Potential
With a PhD on your resume, you’ll be in a position to command a higher salary. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a computer scientists earned a mean annual wage of $103,670 in May 2011. With a doctorate, you might even more, depending on where you work and who you work for. Some graduates may choose to teach or open their business. With a doctorate, you can teach at the collegiate level.