Get Into Information Technology
From web design to software development to computer network management, the field of information technology offers lots of opportunity for you to shine.
Demand for skilled workers in the field of information technology will continue to grow over the next ten years in Florida.
Meta-Major: Information Technology
Are you interested in a career in information technology but not sure what you want to do? Check out the information technology 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. 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.
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.
The Education-Career-Income Connection
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 Operator (T)||$35,290||Graphic Designer||$40,980|
|Computer User Support Specialist (T)||$41,760||Multimedia Artist and Animator||$49,170|
|Computer Controlled Machine Tool Programmer (T)||$42,120||Computer Network Architect||$65,700|
|Web Developer (A)||$56,280||Information Security Analyst||$79,520|
|Network Systems Administrator||$76,550|
|Information Security Analyst||$79,520|
- T indicates training which includes apprenticeship and on-the-job training.
- C indicates a professional or industry certificate.
- A indicates an associate degree, generally an associate in applied science or science.
- Salaries are the median income for the job in Florida.