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Career in Information Technology?

You may be deciding in a career with computer because of the latest technologies and the changes of your current lifestyle due to technology. And may have came upon a career in Information Technology, but you are not sure what or how this career will assist you, and you are full of questions but do not know whom to ask. This web portal will assist you in deciding and learning more about Information Technology! Below are general questions asked about Information Technology and related links to where you can find more information.

· What is Information Technology?
· What do an IT professional deals with?
· What jobs are typically available to computer professionals?
· What are the basic education qualifications for IT industry jobs?
· Is a computer science degree needed to work in a computer industry?
· What can I expect as a salary for an IT industry job?
· What are the risk in an IT job field?
· What can I benefit in an career in Information Technology?
· Where are IT jobs in demand?
· How do I find a job in the IT industry?

What is Information Techonolgy?

In simple terms, information pertaining to computers.
According to Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), it is "the study, design, development, implementation, support, or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware."

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What do an IT professional deals with?

An IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computers software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information, securely.
They perform a variety of duties ranging from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases.
There are also data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, and the management and administration of entire systems.
Retrieved from Wikipedia IT
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What jobs are typically available to computer professionals?

Yes there are more than one professions in Information Techonology. A person can become an System Analyst, Security Specialists, Computer Programmer, Quality Assurance Specialist, Database Administrator, and more.
Computers professionals work in an Information System department which is usually headed by a chief information officer.
The organizational structure of information systems departments vary. The below structure can be found in a mid-size business and of possible job professions.

Chief Information Officer
Programming Services Manager Computer Operations Supervisor
System Analyst Database Administrator
Computer Programmer Security Specialist
Technical Support Specialist Computer Operator
Web Site Designer Network Administrator

See navigation panel for more information on IT Career jobs.
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What are the basic education qualifications for IT industry jobs?

Depending on the major or career selection you have chosen, the educational background differs slightly. Most IT industry jobs requires some type of higher education, certification, or computer experience. A bachelor's degree in a computer-related discipline is the most accepted, but some employers accept a two-year associate's degree. In addition, there are certifications-but it alone is rarely sufficient to qualify you for a job in the IT industry.
See navigation panel Education Qualifications, including possible courses from California State University of Sacramento and Sacramento City College.
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Is a computer science degree needed to work in a computer industry?

Computer science is one of the various computer-related degrees that colleges and universities offers. According to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), there are five categories of computing majors.
See navigation panel Education Qualifications.
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What can I expect as a salary for an IT industry job?

Depending on the major or career selection you have chosen, the educational background differs slightly. Most jobs requires a certification or degree in a particular profession dependent upon the companies and/or title of the career.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov provides salary data for various IT industry jobs. IT idustry salaries varies by geographic location. It appears the highest salaries tend to be offered in the Northeast and on the West Coast-the two regions where cost of living is relatively high.
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What are the risk in an IT job field?

The people in the IT industry work at desk jobs and spend most of their time gazing at the computer monitor. According to the BLS,"Data entry keyers and others who work at video terminals for extended periods of time may experience musculoskeletal strain, eye problems, stress, or repetitive motion illnesses, such as carpal tunnel syndrome."
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What can I benefit in an career in Information Technology?

Most technology companies offer employee-friendly working conditions that include child care, flexible hours, and the opportunity to work from home. Just like any other industry, the exact nature of a job depends on the company and the particular projects that are in the works. Also, some jobs and projects are more interesting than others.
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Where are IT jobs in demand?

IT jobs are the highest in the Northeast and on the West Coast, where the cost of living is relatively high.
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How do I find a job in the IT industry?

Finding a job in IT industry is just like finding a job in other industry. Effective job seekers begin by taking stock of their qualifications, identifying job titles relevent to their skills, identifying potential employers, and considering the geographic area in which they want to work. Then they create a carefully worded resume, look for job openings, contact potential employers, and work with employment agencies and recruiting firms.
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