INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology

DO YOU “GET” COMPUTERS?

Check out these careers in Information Technology.

What is it?

Computers can be found today in almost every home, business, and industry. The demand for people with information technology skills is very high. A career in information technology involves developing and maintaining computer systems and applications for individuals and organizations to conduct their everyday business. It also includes installing, trouble-shooting, fixing, and repairing computers or similar devices so that they run smoothly and efficiently.

What will I do?

If you work in information technology, you might be a network administrator, responsible for a company’s entire computer network system.
As a computer programmer, you will work on developing code that creates an application used by businesses to perform certain tasks. A business intelligence analyst might analyze data that helps an organization make better strategic business decisions.

Leads to these jobs:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Web Developer

Is this for me?

  • Computer skills
  • Good at math
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience and persistence
  • Customer service
  • Focused

Employer Spotlight: ANDROMEDA TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

We are a full-service IT solutions company, helping our clients with their computers, IT services, data networks, telephone systems, website design and hosting, printers, mobile phones, and more.

We value customer service above all else, having a vested interest in our client’s business. We are proactive, and believe it’s our responsibility to guide and steer our customer’s technology decisions, freeing them up to run their business.

In-Demand Occupations in Illinois

Computer User Support Specialist

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $50,722
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 11%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 22,180

Web Developer

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $72,537
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 15%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 5,470

Network Systems Administrator

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $84,387
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 5%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 9,660

Computer Systems Analyst

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $89,335
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 9%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 22,320

Software Developer

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $93,509
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 28%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 26,940

Source – Illinois Department of Employment Security, 2019

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY @ JJC

Our program is backed by the training resources of Cisco Corporation, the largest cyber security and networking company in the world. The Cisco pathway provides students with a diverse education in computers and networking, including cloud, security, wireless, cyber operations, collaboration voice and video, routing and switching, and advanced protocols.

Learn more at www.jjc.edu/academics

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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