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Computers and Technology
Technology is a field with numerous career options and great earning potential. By earning a PhD in a computer- or technology-related field, you’ll be in a position to land high-paying jobs with staying power. If you have a serious knack for technology, the ability to diagnose and solve computer problems, and the desire to learn advanced technologies, you might want to consider pursuing your PhD.
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
A PhD in the computer and technology fields will serve you well in a variety of careers. Your options are limitless and the degree is highly valued by employers. You can work as a freelancer, open your own business, or apply for high-level positions at a corporation, organization, or government agency. Computer and technology professionals, including software developers, are typically are most commonly employed in the following industries:
- Computer systems design and related services
- Computer and electronic product manufacturing
- Finance and insurance
- Software publishers
My Earning Potential
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers earned a mean annual wage of $125,660 in May 2011. The motion picture and video industry paid the most at $162,520. A PhD will help you stand out among the competition as you’ll have the industry know-how to succeed and rise to the top.