Career possibilities with an Informatics Degree from Goshen College

Student at a computerCareer and postgraduate opportunities abound for students who obtain informatics degrees. For Goshen College graduates, informatics consists of applied computing skills as well as the ability to apply computer science concepts in broader contexts to address challenges that face our communities the world over.

The breadth and depth of informatics studies means that a variety of careers are possible. 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.

Biology Cognate:

  • Bioinformatics software developer
  • Biostatistician
  • Computational biologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Gene analyst
  • Health Information manager
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular modeler
  • Pharmacogenetician
  • Phylogeneticist
  • Scientific Curator

Business Cognate:

  • Business analyst
  • Business application programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Digital strategist
  • eCommerce¬† manager
  • Help desk support
  • Information technology specialist
  • Network manager
  • Project manager
  • Sales analyst
  • Software developer
  • Web analytics analyst

Communication and Media Cognate:

  • Community strategist
  • Content developer
  • Database manager
  • Digital communications director
  • Digital library specialist
  • eCommerce public relations specialist
  • Graphics designer
  • Information architect
  • Interface designer
  • Network manager
  • Project manager
  • Social media specialist
  • Technical writer
  • Usability manager
  • Web site developer
  • Webmaster

Mathematics Cognate:

  • Actuary
  • Climate change modeler
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer troubleshooter and debugger
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Data mining analyst
  • Mathematical modeler
  • Operations Researcher
  • Predictive modeler of human behavior
  • Quality control analyst
  • Scientific programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Statistical data reporter
  • Systems analyst
  • Web programmer