From web design to software development to computer network management, the field of information technology offers lots of opportunity for you to shine.
Information technology has four career pathways:
- Network Systems: Individuals who design, install and maintain a network of computers connected together and to other resources such as the Internet, printers and file servers, such as computer network administrator.
- Programming and Software Development: Individuals who design and write computer programs or computer hardware, such as a software programmer.
- Web and Digital Communications: Individuals who design websites and digital media, such as a web developer.
- Information Support and Services: Individuals who collect, manage and analyze data using computers, such as a computer user support specialist.
Meta-Major: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Are you interested in a career in information technology but not sure what you want to do? Check out the STEM meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as information technology, engineering and cyber security. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.
Many high-paying jobs in the field of information technology require a bachelor's degree.
|Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Computer Controlled Machine Tool Programmer||$40,070||Graphic Designer||$50,370|
|Computer Operator||$45,840||Multimedia Artist and Animator||$72,520|
|Computer User Support Specialist||$50,980||Network Systems Administrator||$82,050|
|Web Developer||$69,430||Database Administrator||$90,070|
|Information Security Analyst||$98,350|
|Computer Network Architect||$109,020|