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Information Technology


Information Technology encompasses many aspects of computing and technology, and the term is more recognizable than ever before. The information technology umbrella can be quite large, covering many fields. IT professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, as well as the management and administration of entire systems.

Careers

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Wage: $112,210
10 Year Growth Rate: 16.4%
Self Employed: 1.4%
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Employed Part Time: 2.1%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
Computer and Information Scientists
Wage: $97,970
10 Year Growth Rate: 21.5%
Self Employed: 5.3%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Employed Part Time: 5.6%

Education Requirements:
Doctoral degree
Computer Software Engineers and Computer Programmers
Wage: $85,430
10 Year Growth Rate: 28.2%
Self Employed: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Employed Part Time: 2.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Computer Systems Analysts
Wage: $75,500
10 Year Growth Rate: 29.0%
Self Employed: 5.8%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Employed Part Time: 5.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
Wage: $74,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 53.4%
Self Employed: 17.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Employed Part Time: 8.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Computer Network, Systems, and Database Administrators
Wage: $66,310
10 Year Growth Rate: 27.0%
Self Employed: 0.4%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Employed Part Time: 3.1%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Information and Record Clerks
Wage: $36,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -12.9%
Self Employed: 0.7%
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Employed Part Time: 12.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Wage: $30,610
10 Year Growth Rate: 17.8%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Employed Part Time: 12.5%

Education Requirements:
Associate degree