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Information Technology Degree and Programs

 

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Information technology is an umbrella term that covers a wide variety of tech professions. IT professionals include software engineers, database managers, computer programmers, information security specialists, and technical support staff. If you want an information technology career that allows you to show your creative side, consider becoming a multimedia designer or a game designer.

 

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Career Training in Information Technology

Most employers prefer IT workers with some sort of college degree--but the specifics can vary dramatically. For example, technical support workers need at least associate degrees, while most computer scientists need to hold doctorates. Many entry- and mid-level tech professionals hold bachelor's degrees. Most information technology degrees should include coursework in operating systems, security, networking, web design, and databases. Common IT majors include computer science, computer programming, and database management.

 

 

Quick Facts: Information Technology

  • Median pay for tech support professionals, 2007: $42,400 per year
  • Median pay for computer scientists: $97,970 per year
  • Career prospects for computer and information systems managers: Excellent
  • Projected number of new jobs in the information sector by 2016: 212,000
  • Industries with the highest projected employment growth:
    • Software publishing: 32 percent
    • Internet publishing and broadcasting: 44.1 percent
    • Wireless communication: 40.9 percent

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

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