Technology Career

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.

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  Career Job Summary Entry-Level Education* Median Pay*
Computer ProgrammerComputer ProgrammerComputer programmers read and write computer languages and code. Bachelor's degree$71,380
Computer Support SpecialistComputer Support SpecialistOffer tech support and other support for organizations.Some college$46,260
Computer Systems AnalystComputer Systems AnalystAnalyzes the efficiency of existing computer systems and recommends improvements.Bachelor's degree$77,740
Database AdministratorDatabase AdministratorOrganize, store, and protect databases for the organization.Bachelor's degree$73,490
Information Research ScientistInformation Research ScientistComputer scientists who use existing technology in new and creative ways for the organization.Professional or doctorate degree$100,660
Information Systems ManagerInformation Systems ManagerComputer and IS managers direct the information technology departments within an organization.Bachelor's degree and work experience$115,780
Network & Computer Systems AdministratorNetwork & Computer Systems AdministratorMonitor an organization's computer networks including LANs, WANs, and intranets.Bachelor's degree$69,160
Software DeveloperSoftware DeveloperResearch, design, develop, and test computer software.Bachelor's degree$90,530
Web DeveloperWeb DeveloperIT 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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