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College of Mass Communications and Information Studies


Information Science

Careers in Information Science

Wondering what you can do with your library and information science degree? Here are just a few of the career options you have.

Career Opportunities Average Salary* Job Description Career
Track
Minors
Knowledge Manager $64,000 – $92,000 Knowledge managers identify, create, represent, distribute and enable adoption of what an organization knows and how it knows it. Business
Computer Science
Web Content Manager $39,000 – $65,500 Web content managers are responsible for information that appears on an organization’s website. English
Business
Competitive Intelligence
Analyst
$55,000 – $84,000 Competitive intelligence analysts monitor competitors, and make recommendations for marketing, promotions and strategic initiatives. Business
Statistics
English
Health
Informatics Manager
$33,000 – $61,000 Health informatics deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Medical Humanities
HPEB
Computer Science
Intelligence
Analyst
$50,500 – $85,500 Intelligence analysts take known information, report on it and make informed predictions based on that information to protect and advance national interests. Military Science
Naval Science
Geographic Info
Systems
Information Architect $61,000 – $101,000 Information architects are the planners and designers of how to present certain information. They also document information policies, procedures and structures. Computer Science
Business Statistics
Systems
Analyst
$44,800 – $68,500 A systems analyst designs and studies organizational processes and IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. Business
Computer Science
Psychology 
Usability
Specialist
$61,500 – $93,600 Usability specialists make websites easy to use for an end-user, without requiring him/her to undergo any specialized training. Business
Computer Science
Psychology 
Political Intelligence Consultant $26,000 – 96,000 Political intelligence consultants use information to promote the election of certain candidates or the interests of certain groups. Political Science
Journalism
Business (marketing)
Data Mining Specialist $35,000 – $62,000 Data Miners use statistical and logical analysis of large sets of transaction data, looking for patterns that can aid enterprise decision making. Statistics
Math
Business Science
Records
Manager
$35,000 – $58,000 A records manager is responsible for the effective and appropriate management of an organization’s records. Business
Computer Science

*Average salary based on average of several websites.