US Companies that Hire International Student Computer Scientists


Many international students come to the United States in order to pursue a Masters in Computer Science, or MS in CS. This degree helps set up international students for a future career in the computer science field. Previously, we have detailed the top US firms that hire international student aerospace engineers, and the top US firms that hire international student engineers in the overall industry. Today, we will detail the top US firms that hire international students with a Masters in Computer Science.

Generally, people who have jobs that fall in the computer science industry use technology as a way to sole problems. Computer scientists write software, develop apps, and develop websites as a way to solve problems. People who have jobs as computer scientists can have job labels such as analyst, developer, programmer, consultant, and much more. The computer science industry is vast, and an international student can accomplish a lot with an MS in CS.

Overall, international students may face competition in finding jobs in the engineering industry in the United States after graduation. This is not only due to the engineering industry being extremely competitive for new hires, but also because international students have the additional hurdle of finding a company that will sponsor them for an H1B visa. However, companies that would potentially hire international students who hold an MS in CS are seemingly more likely to sponsor an international student than companies in other areas of the engineering industry. Companies that are in the computer science field sponsor more visas than most other companies in the engineering industry, so the chances of an international student being hired for a computer science job are increased.

Listed below are the top companies from 2016 in the Computer Systems Design and Related Services industry with the most visa sponsors. This would be a great place to look for computer science companies that hire international students:

Infosys (33,289),
Tata Consultancy Services (16,533),
IBM (13,600),
Wipro (12,201),
HCL America (6,110),
Tech Mahindra – Americas (6,041),
Igate Technologies (4,553),
Google (4,048),
Cognizant Technology Solutions (3,522),
Larsen & Toubro Infotech (3,515).

Please note that this is not a complete list of companies that would hire international students who hold an MS in CS. This is a list of the top ten companies in the computers systems design and related services industry in regards to visa sponsors. While looking for prospective employers, we suggest looking at the entire list as a whole, and also visiting this page as there are more industry categories that can also fit your job search, such as software publishers or computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing.

As you can see, there are many companies that could potentially provide international students with computer science jobs. While it may seem difficult at first with the additional hurdle of finding a visa sponsor, with the right research, excellent grades, determination, and patience, an international student can set themselves apart from the competition. One way for an international student to potentially land a job in computer science is to start off as an intern for a company. This allows the company a chance to see your work product, ethic, and how you fit into the company. Being an intern is a great way to get your foot in the door and come across networking opportunities. Another great way for an international student to potentially land a job is through OPT. Again, this allows you a chance to show off your value to a potential company.

While we know that education in the United States can be expensive for international students, the payoff can be great. Out of the ten companies listed above, the average salary for a visa ranges from $127,898 (Google) to $69,648 (Tata Consultancy Services). While that may seem a wide discrepancy, remember those are average salaries and the salary you may receive at a computer science job can vary from that. These numbers are presented more so that you can have an idea about how much money you would make at a computer science job.

Even if you do not get a job in computer science industry in the United States, there still are other options available to you. The United States is not the only country that needs computer scientists. Many international students choose to return to their home countries after graduating from a United States institution due to an increase in the global demand for people to fill computer science related jobs.

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