Career Paths in Human-Computer Interaction

Our graduates are leading the way in HCI research, industry, and much more!

As technology becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives, there is a growing need for skilled information technology professionals who can create easy-to-use, meaningful technologies for diverse populations. Our graduates are qualified to meet a range of industry and government workforce needs, including user experience designers, user interface developers, technical project managers, and technology evaluators.

Industry, government, and nonprofits all need employees who understand HCI and who have skills in areas including user needs assessment, evaluation of new technologies, and participatory design. These skills are not only applicable to industry; many doctoral programs are looking for master’s students who have a firm grounding in research methods, technology development, and more.

Careers in HCI include:

User Experience Designer        Interaction Designer        User Researcher

User Experience Researcher        Information Architect        Visual Designer

User Interface Designer        Usability Analyst        Product Designer

 

Our students went on to interships and full-time employments in the following companies:

Other HCIM alumni choose to pursue doctoral research at University of Maryland, as well as at prestigious universities like Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, and Georgia Institute of Technology.