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College of Information and Communications


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.

Knowledge Discovery Expert (Data Scientist)

Data scientists or knowledge discovery experts are big data wranglers. They take an enormous mass of messy data points (unstructured and structured) and use their formidable skills to clean, analyze, and organize them. 

Average Salary:  $106,313 – $136,763

Career Track Minors: business, computer science, statistics, geographic info systems

Informatics Nurse

Informatics nurses facilitate any communication between information science, vendors, and the staff regarding clinical IT applications.

Average Salary: $51,353 – $89,022

Career Track Minors: public health, medical 

Clinical Informatics Specialist

A clinical informatics specialist is responsible for creating processes and improving procedures as well as documenting them for the staff.

Average Salary: $44,541 – $93,373

Career Track Minors: psychology, public health, medical

Data Analyst

Data analysts find survey participants and gather the needed information. The data is then interpreted and presented in forms such as charts or reports or put in online databases.

Average Salary: $49,000 – $69,000

Career Track Minors: business, computer science, statistics, geographic information systems, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, public health, medical, journalism, humanities

Bioinformatician

A bioinformatician combines research in biology, medicine, and health-related studies with information science in order to collect and interpret data covering a range of fields, such as genetics or pharmaceutics.

Average Salary: $43,000 – $125,00

Career Track Minors: psychology, biology, public health, medical

Knowledge Manager

Knowledge managers identify, create, represent, distribute and enable adoption of what an organization knows and how it knows it.

Average Salary: $64,000 – $92,000

Career Track Minors: business, computer science

Web Content Manager

Web content managers are responsible for information that appears on an organization’s website.

Average Salary: $39,000 – $65,500

Career Track Minors: English, business

Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Competitive intelligence analysts monitor competitors, and make recommendations for marketing, promotions and strategic initiatives.

Average Salary: $55,000 – $84,000

Career Track Minors: business, statistics, English

Health Informatics Manager

Health informatics deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.

Average Salary: $33,000 – $61,000

Career Track Minors: medical, humanities, HPBED, computer science

Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts take known information, report on it and make informed predictions based on that information to protect and advance national interests.

Average Salary: $50,500 – $85,500

Career Track Minors: military science, naval science, geographic information systems

Information Architect

Information architects are the planners and designers of how to present certain information. They also document information policies, procedures and structures.

Average Salary: $61,000 – $101,000

Career Track Minors: computer science, business, statistics

Systems Analyst

A systems analyst designs and studies organizational processes and IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity.

Average Salary: $44,800 – $68,500

Career Track Minors: business, computer science, psychology

Usability Specialist

Usability specialists make websites easy to use for an end-user, without requiring him/her to undergo any specialized training.

Average Salary: $61,500 – $93,600

Career Track Minors: business, computer science, psychology

Political Intelligence Consultant

Political intelligence consultants use information to promote the election of certain candidates or the interests of certain groups.

Average Salary: $26,000 – $96,000

Career Track Minors: political science, journalism, business (marketing)

Data Mining Specialist

Data Miners use statistical and logical analysis of large sets of transaction data, looking for patterns that can aid enterprise decision making.

Average Salary: $35,000 – $62,000

Career Track Minors: statistics, math, business, science

Records Manager

A records manager is responsible for the effective and appropriate management of an organization’s records.

Average Salary: $35,000 – $58,000

Career Track Minors: business, computer science

*Average salary based on average of several websites.