It's nearly impossible to think of an occupation or an industry these days that is not directly impacted by the information technology industry. Just think: there is a skilled professional (or many!) behind every computer, software program, and data network in existence. A technology degree or preparation program could potentially help open up a variety of career opportunities.
|Career||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education*||Median Pay*|
|Computer Programmer||Computer programmers read and write computer languages and code.||Bachelor's degree||$71,380|
|Computer Support Specialist||Offer tech support and other support for organizations.||Some college||$46,260|
|Computer Systems Analyst||Analyzes the efficiency of existing computer systems and recommends improvements.||Bachelor's degree||$77,740|
|Database Administrator||Organize, store, and protect databases for the organization.||Bachelor's degree||$73,490|
|Information Research Scientist||Computer scientists who use existing technology in new and creative ways for the organization.||Professional or doctorate degree||$100,660|
|Information Systems Manager||Computer and IS managers direct the information technology departments within an organization.||Bachelor's degree and work experience||$115,780|
|Network & Computer Systems Administrator||Monitor an organization's computer networks including LANs, WANs, and intranets.||Bachelor's degree||$69,160|
|Software Developer||Research, design, develop, and test computer software.||Bachelor's degree||$90,530|
|Web Developer||IT field professionals who manage an organization's website and internal networks.||Bachelor's degree||$75,660|
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition
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