Careers

Graduates typically find employment in universities, industry or government agencies. Experience as a teaching assistant provides the groundwork for graduates to continue in academia as a Computer and Information Science professor or researcher. Other positions in industry settings include

  • artificial intelligence scientist,
  • computer vision engineer,
  • data scientist and
  • software engineer.

Career Services

Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development guides you throughout your time at Temple with information on internship and research opportunities. The college also hosts workshops, prep sessions, networking events and job fairs so you can prepare for the future.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Owl to Owl Mentor Program

The College of Science and Technology’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program pairs alumni with current students so that you can learn more about career opportunities in your area of study. Through one-on-one experiences four times a semester, your Owl to Owl mentor will help you

  • build your professional network,
  • enhance communication skills,
  • gain exposure to career options and
  • pick academic courses that complement your career goals.

Learn more about Temple’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program.

Job Fairs

The College of Science and Technology job fairs, held each fall and spring semester, are open to undergraduate and master’s-level science and technology majors, as well as alumni of the college. Job fairs typically draw more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

The job fairs give you opportunities to

  • explore potential career paths,
  • network with Temple alumni and
  • talk to employers in your field of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology job fairs.

University Career Center

You can also visit Temple University's Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. You’ll have access to

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Computer and Information Science PhD may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Computer & Information Research Scientists

$114,520.00

Computer & Information Systems Managers

$139,220.00

First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives

$87,910.00

Geospatial Information Scientists & Technologists

$88,510.00

Intelligence Analysts

$79,970.00

Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists

$63,230.00

Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists

$103,990.00

Software Developers, Applications

$101,790.00

Software Developers, Systems Software

$107,600.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).