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Career Opportunities with an IT Degree

15 October 2015 By Emily Hohf

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Anyone with a passion for technology should consider the career options with a degree in Information Technology. An education in IT opens the door to many opportunities in the technology industry. As an IT professional, you can explore careers in analytics, programming, software development, software testing, IT consulting, website design, IT support, and more. Pursuing a degree in IT from Pioneer Pacific College will give you hands-on learning experience from professionals in your field. Here are three careers to consider pursuing with your IT degree:

Computer Systems Analyst

As a computer systems analyst examines data processing in a business and improve the efficiency of their computer systems. They develop system procedures and strategies while testing them for use and performance. Computer system analysts also work with client management to recommend software for the company. They enhance system compatibility across platforms and servers, so information is shared appropriately. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer system analysts make a median salary of $79,680, and there is a projected 25% growth.

Computer Programmer

With an IT degree, you can also pursue a career in computer programming. A computer programmer creates code that helps computers to function properly. Programmers evaluate the needs of the client to create software solutions to fit their needs. These software solutions are often programs that help store, locate, share, or retrieve data. It will also be up to the computer programmer to test the code and run trials of programs and software solutions. US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that computer programmers make a median salary of $74,280, and the projected growth is around 8%.

Information Systems Manager

An information systems manager oversees an entire company’s computer operations. It is a job that requires interpersonal skills and a great understanding of computer programming. Information systems managers work with management and clients to understand their organizational goals and policies, assess the computing needs of the corporation, and hire staff to create and utilize necessary computer programming under their supervision. It takes a lot of experience to work your way up to a similar position. The median salary for this career is $120,950, and the projected growth is approximately 15%, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

There are many opportunities with an information technology degree and as technology advances, career growth in this area will continue. Pursuing your interest in computers and technology will help you find a career that you’re passionate about in a growing and exciting field. Learn more about the degree opportunities for Information Technology from Pioneer Pacific College.

 

 

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