IT education can be obtained in four-year colleges, two-year community colleges, technical colleges and institutes, and high schools. Designing, developing, supporting and managing hardware, software, multimedia and system integration services. Even in times of economic downturn, there is still a large market for people with IT skills in organizations of all sizes.
Programming and Software Development
Careers in programming and software development involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. Career opportunities in this area are in software companies, large organizations of other types--such as Financial Services and Business. People with expertise in programming and software development are high demand, doing such work as creating the software that launches and runs NASA space shuttles.
Applications Software Developer
Develops, creates and modifies computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyzes user needs and develops software solutions. Designs or customizes software for client use. Modifies existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance. Stores, retrieves, and manipulates data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
Business, Management and Administration
The business management and administration services industry is one of the highest-paying industries. In the next few years, many new jobs will be added and many openings will result from the need to replace experienced workers who leave jobs. Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
Business Information Technology
Employment for computer and information systems managers is expected to increase 16 percent through the year 2016. Most successful job applicants will have college degrees and some work experience. According to the latest statistics, annual salary range for an Information Technology Manager or Technical Services Manager is $62,500-$88,250. The median wage for Management Analysts is $68,100.
Administrative Services Manager
Plans, directs or coordinates an organization's support services, such as record keeping, mail distribution, telephone and reception, staff and other office support services. May oversee facilities planning and maintenance and custodial operations. Directs or coordinates the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization.