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Department of Informatics
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hammond Hall
Phone: 785-628-5373
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Careers in Informatics

With a degree in Informatics, you’ll be prepared to thrive in technology- and media-based careers—two of the fastest growing industries in the world. Our graduates have gone on to work for highly respected companies such as Google, HGTV, Zappos, KWCH News, Dell Computers, Sprint, Koch Industries, Hays Medical Center, Cisco Systems and many others.

Recent FHSU Informatics graduates have exciting and rewarding careers in government and in the private sector:

  • Jennifer Montenegro (’08), Producer, KWCH Eyewitness News 12 Television, Wichita, KS
  • Dylan Bathurst, (’09), Web Developer, Zappos, Las Vegas, NV
  • David Jarnagin, (’04), Technology Consultant, Consolidated Graphics, Gainsville, FL

Because informatics touches so many industries, there are dozens of careers you can pursue:

Media Studies

Management Information Systems

Computer Networking and Telecommunications

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • Network/ Systems Administrator
  • Network Security Specialist/ Consultant
  • Unix Administrator/ Server Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Health Informatics Network Engineer

Web Development

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • E-Commerce Entrepreneur
  • E-Commerce Specialist
  • Electronic Business Consultant
  • Web Database Architect/Administrator

Information Assurance

  • Network Engineer/Network Designer
  • Network Architect
  • Network/Systems Administrator
  • Network Security Specialist/Consultant
  • Systems Administrator
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officer

Informatics Jobs, Careers & Internships

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Vocational Information Center
Institute For Certification of Computing Professionals
Computer Research Association, Job Announcements
IBM Jobs
Job Listings for Computer Professionals
Just Tech Jobs
Computerwork.com
Computer Jobs

Informatics Professional Organizations

The American Society for Information Science and Technology
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Computer Professional for Social Responsibility
Computing Research Association
Association for Women In Computing
Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA)
IEEE Computer Society
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Society for Technical Communication
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals

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