Informatics

Goshen College Alumni

Here is a sampling of current positions held by alumni

  • Web/Database Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • AV/IT Systems Specialist
  • Bilingual Teacher Trainer
  • System Administrator
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Director of Strategic Development
  • Voluntary Service Worker
  • Systems Administrator
  • Auditor
  • Math Teacher
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Strategy Analyst
  • Senior Consultant
  • Global Strategist
  • Computer Forensics Professional

What Can I Do with this Major?

Overview

The informatics program at GC blends strong technology skills with a traditional liberal arts foundation. Informatics students are problem-solvers who understand the broader context for learning and how it applies in the world beyond technology. Informatics always keeps in mind the needs of people and the best and most appropriate uses for technology.

About the Coursework

Informatics students complete a core of informatics courses and also a group of additional courses in one cognate area. Upper level informatics courses apply technology solutions to problems within the student’s cognate area. The four possible cognate area are media and communication, business, biology, or mathematics.

Possible courses include:

  • Programming
  • Animation
  • Genetics
  • Project Management
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Database Design
  • Mathematical Modeling

For a full list of requirements and courses, refer to the course catalog.

Possible Career Paths

With an informatics degree, graduates might customize databases and software to meet the needs of e-business customers. They might create better ways for healthcare providers to manage patient records or work with scientists to create software that enables them to more easily access information from large databases such as the Human Genome.

The list below provides several career options, but it is not exhaustive. Please note that some positions require additional education.

  • Analyst/Programmer
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Clinical Applications Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Computer Hardware Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Library Specialist
  • Design Team Member
  • Director of Health Care Informatics
  • Game Designer
  • Geospatial Information Scientist
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Health Systems Software Engineer
  • Information Architect
  • Information Systems Developer
  • Internet Marketing Analyst
  • Logistics Manager
  • Materials Controller
  • Medical Systems Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Natural Science Research Associate
  • Network Engineer
  • Nursing Informatics Analyst
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Software Engineering Specialist
  • Software Support Technician
  • Software Tester
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Integrator
  • Systems Programmer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Usability Analyst
  • Technology Support
  • Web Designer

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