A world of opportunity awaits
Because computer science permeates so many fields, you could find yourself working almost anywhere, such as in the high-tech industry, arts and entertainment, health, sciences or law. Choosing Computer Science at Dal opens you up to a world of opportunity through a wide variety of career options:
- Network security related work, such as with Cisco, designer of networking equipment that powers much of the internet
- Game developer, such as with HB Studios, creating games played by millions
- User interface design, such as with Google, working to improve online search capabilities worldwide
The jobs are everywhere, but qualified employees are not
IT careers have been identified as among the top five hottest jobs in Canada. Throughout North America, there’s a shortage of workers in the information technology sector. That makes this a great time to study computer science. There are far more jobs than there are potential employees, and careers in computer science have one of the highest paying starting salaries for undergrads - $60,000 per year is not unusual.