Computer Networks Degrees
Information Technology is a fast-paced career that is in very high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Computer Network, Systems and Database jobs' employment is projected to grow at least 30% by 2018. With your background in the military, Information Technology is a great civilian career to consider when transitioning from military life.
In many cases, you've already had extensive training in systems operations from military experience, therefore making Information Technology a very relevant field to prior military training. Here are some careers you could consider with an Information Technology Degree:
- Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
- Chief Information Officer
- Database Manager
- IT Auditor
- Database Designer
- Application Developer
- Manager of Information Technology (IT)
- Startup Business Owner
- Network Administrator
- Computer Network Designer
Not only is the Information Technology field in high demand, it's a great paying career. Here are some current figures from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics that you could get with an Information Technology Degree:
Position Median Salary
Network Administrator (private) $70,680
Network Administrator (high school) $56,230
Database Manager $69,740
Network Analyst (private) $73,720
Network Analyst (gov't) $64,230
In addition to the salaries and wages listed above, most positions listed above receive great benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, and medical and life insurance
Computer Science and IT is a very specialized field, and in order to become part of the field you need a high degree of skill. Entry-level requirements mean having a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology. Because this field is highly competitive, be prepared to come to the table with your skills highly tuned and ready for action. There will be stiff competition, but with an Information Technology degree and your military background, you can feel confident that you're going to stand out.
Technology is evolving every day - this fact is surely not new to you. But what you may not know is how important the role is in every day matters. From database management to website development and maintenance, those with a degree in Information Technology play a crucial role in everyday business.
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