Exploring Different IT Jobs

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A degree in IT (Information Technology) opens up a wide range of well-paying career options. Every industry needs certified technology specialists for network administration, security, Web design and more.

What can you do after you’ve earned your information technology degree online? IT jobs fall into three broad categories: administration, development and integration.

IT administration careers

IT administration professionals develop, monitor, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade system networks and their components. Systems administrators often work closely with end users, so the ability to translate complex technical topics into “plain English” helps considerably.

IT Administrators Include:

  • Computer service technicians
  • Field support technicians
  • Customer service technicians
  • Network administrators
  • Internet security specialists
  • Operating systems specialists
  • Hardware installation coordinators

IT Development Careers

If you enjoy writing code for computers, as well as developing, debugging, updating and administering programs used by computers, client and server devices, databases, websites, networks and more, consider a career in IT development.

Job titles include:

  • Web designer
  • Database administrator
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Programmer

IT integration careers

IT integrators work closely with the managers in organizations to integrate IT resources with an organization’s needs and requirements. They may evaluate IT performance and recommend changes. IT integrators also deal with IT security.

Job titles include:

  • Systems analysts
  • Project managers
  • E-commerce specialists

Whatever your chosen field and career goals, an online IT degree will help you get there.