Careers in Informatics

Technology and the media are some of the fastest growing industries in the world, making the Department of Informatics the place to be. Our innovative program has prepared students for careers all over the globe. Several of our graduates have gone on to work for reputable companies such as KWCH News, Dell Computers, Sprint, Koch Industries, Hays Medical Center, Cisco Systems and many others. As an Informatics graduate, you could become:

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

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

FHSU Informatics graduates - out in the world


Glen Acheson

Technical Support Manager
Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson, KS
I am currently working towards my masters in Information Assurance from Fort Hays State University. I have held a variety of IT positions in both the public and private sectors. I have been impressed with the responsive, very knowledgeable instructors and have been able to apply what I have learned in this program directly to my job.
Casey Lee (2003)

Network Administrator Assistant
First National Bank
Hays, KS
The INT program at FHSU equipped me with the tools and knowledge required to build a strong foundation in the technology field. This groundwork enabled me to secure a position as Network Administrator Assistant with a local bank. Everything we do in life carries with it a cost of some kind. Therefore, I always try to figure rather or not a potential return justifies my investment. I can say with confidence that the INT program was a smart/ profitable investment for me!
Dylan Bathurst (2009)

Las Vegas, NV
I am in a great job with an extremely innovative Web-based company. The Fort Hays State University Web Development Program and its professors are directly responsible for assisting me in starting my career. I was able to land my first professional position before I had graduated from college!
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