IT / Computer Careers

Computer and information technology professionals are responsible for balancing technical and business goals in consultation with top management to create the plans and processes for accomplishing these goals. As the technology field continues its growth and expansion, acquiring an online degree can help you keep up to date with current trends and advance your current career by enhancing your existing skills, while you continue to work at your current job. Many schools offer numerous concentrations within their computer and information technology programs, and the variety of choices can be overwhelming at first, but fortunately, educational counseling is often available prior to enrollment, to ensure students make an informed decision in choosing the program that is right for them.

Employment Opportunities

Those with a degree in information technology may work in a variety of professions, including:

  • Computer systems analysis
  • Database administration
  • Software design
  • Healthcare information
  • Web development
  • E-commerce

Skills

Information technology professionals need a wide range of capabilities, including:

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving ability
  • Multi-tasking
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to communicate with those who may have no technology skills

Industry Spotlight

Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. Many managers possess advanced technical knowledge gained from working in a computer occupation. Job opportunities will be best for applicants with a strong understanding of business and good communication skills.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008