April 18, 2019

Career Overview: Information Technology

By B&SC Blog Team

Career Overview: Information Technology

The Information Technology field is wide and varied, as are IT careers and what they pay.

And best of all, the field is expanding. According the federal government, the number of available jobs is rising every year, faster than most other fields.

A new graduate of Bryant & Stratton College’s Networking Technology or Security Technology associate’s degree programs will likely begin their career manning the IT desk at a company. There, they keep the computer systems running and help other employees who do not have extended IT background, fix any problems they experience using the system.

These jobs often mean working odd hours, weekends and holidays since the computer systems need to be on and functioning 24 hours a day:

  • IT Help Desk Technician
  • Web Administrator

The great benefit to growing a career in information technology is that there is plenty of room in the IT career path to move upward.

More experience and more time in the classroom can quickly lead to more responsibility and better pay. IT techs can often move on to work with a company’s database, become responsible for protecting the company from cyberattacks as an information security analyst or write code to create software programs. Each of these positions comes with a substantial rise in pay. Some examples of these jobs include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst

Experts in the IT field who earn a doctoral degree can earn coveted positions as computer and information research scientists, a field whose median pay is roughly

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