More and more people in
the U.S. today are seeing the values of studying
for a degree. Computer
systems design and related disciplines are some
of the fastest-growing industries today. Computer
systems analysts, database administrators, and
computer scientists are expected to be some of
the fastest growing jobs through 2012 (U.S. Department
E-commerce, the Internet and the need for secure
databases will continue to expand. In the current
climate of social and economic insecurity "cyber
security" will continue to grow. While there
has been a slump in some areas of I.T., there
is no doubt that information technology now rules
most areas of our lives. For all of these reasons,
an information technology degree can only be
a smart move.
What is information technology?
Information Technology (IT) covers everything from designing software and managing
information systems to training and supporting those who use them. It can
be highly technical or very people-orientated and offers a diverse range
of career opportunities in public service, commerce, hospitals, industry,
education, and the media.
The list of possible jobs is constantly increasing,
including the likes of software engineer, applications
developer; customer support and service staff;
computer systems support worker; network manager;
database administrator, and web-site developer.
There are two-year associate degrees, four-year
bachelor’s degrees, and masters available
in these subjects.
Since there are new developments to I.T. every
day, you can never stop learning. Once you are
working in the area you can augment your skills
with post-graduate certifications and degrees
in marketable, specialist subjects. Whether studied
online to fit in with your life and job, or full-time
straight from high-school, an information technology
degree will put you on ahead of many other graduates
in the race for well-paid entry-level positions
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