Career Outcomes

Illinois Tech Career Services is committed to students finding post-graduation success. Career Services tracks career outcomes on an annual basis through a survey known as First Destination. This data refers to the post-graduation status of students within six months of graduation and provides a snapshot view of the success undergraduates obtain.

From 2017 through 2020, 88% of our graduates reached their intended first destinations.  Graduates of Illinois Tech pursue a wide variety of industries and positions in leading companies and organizations and Career Services strongly believes that engaging in internships, research, study abroad, and student organizations are practices that lead to post-graduation success. For additional information or questions, please contact Illinois Tech Career Services.

First Destination

The vast majority of our graduates obtained full-time employment or decided to continue their education through graduate studies.

Top Employers

Every year, Illinois Tech students self report their success to Career Services.  Our graduates obtain positions at companies and organizations of all sizes including start up's, early-stage companies, and Fortune 500 corporations.

Additional notable companies that hired our graduates include SpaceX, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Scientific, Caterpillar, Deloitte, Oracle, Shure, Siemens, Southwest Airlines, Twitter, Slalom Consulting, Texas Instruments, Uber, Underwriter Laboratories, and Wolverine Trading.

Starting Salary

The salary information listed below is based on student-reported starting salaries.  We provide students with the information they need to understand salary expectations by industry, sector, and geographic location.

Employment Locations

While the majority of Illinois Tech graduates remain in Illinois, students select positions across the U.S. and the world.  California, New York, Texas, and Washington State have been common destinations outside of Illinois.

United States


Top Universities

The list below provides a list of universities most often attended by Illinois Tech graduates for continuing education.

Degree Types

Illinois Tech graduates are well-positioned to pursue continuing education in a variety of areas.  Around 14% of graduates decide to immediately continue their education in either masters or doctoral-level studies.

Fields of Study

An Illinois Tech degree positions graduates for continuing education in a wide variety of STEM-related areas.