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7 Fascinating Careers in IT

By on August 31, 2015
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Bay State College offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in Information Technology (“IT”).  The career possibilities in IT are diverse and can be quite interesting. Here are a few careers you could enter after completing one of our programs:

1. VoIP specialist.  Voice over IP (“VoIP”) is a technology that allows users to use their Internet connection to hold conversations rather than using traditional phone lines. The opportunities in this field range from entry level—for which a certificate or an associate’s degree is sufficient—to high level positions requiring a bachelor’s degree.

2. Alternative operating systems support.  Although Windows is the gold standard of operating systems, there are enough users of Mac or Linux systems that many businesses have support workers to facilitate the use of alternate systems.  While a bachelor’s degree is preferred for this career there is room for someone with less education coupled with extensive experience.

3. Wireless network administrator.  Wireless networks make life easier for everyone—and provide job security for those who ensure the network continues to run smoothly. The pay is fairly high, as are the educational requirements: a bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. 

4. Database administrator.  Businesses of all sorts and sizes rely on databases to organize, store, and sort data.  IT professionals in this field may expect high job security and a high salary.  A bachelor’s is usually needed along with a few years of experience.

5. Software developer.  The U.S. Department of Labor projects growth in this field to the tune of almost 140,000 new jobs by 2022, so this career is worth looking into. With a salary range of $56,000 to $144,000 this field is open both to entry level and experienced workers.  A bachelor’s degree helps here, but you will also need some experience to crack the higher salary levels.

6. Web developer.  Every site you visit on the Internet is the fruit of some web developer’s labors.  Demand for people in this field should remain high for the next several years.  While a degree helps here it is just as important to have some certifications or real-world experience.

7. Information security analyst.  Security is key; so much so that those who can ensure the safety of client and business data will always have a job.  You’ll probably need at least a bachelor’s degree if not a master’s to get into this field.

The field of IT is wide open to those with the appropriate training and expertise.  Take some time to do your research and consider whether this may be the right step for you. Contact us today for more information about our IT degree programs.