The report will give an overview of the careers in information technology. Information technology has grown to be a field that has many careers. Technology has changed the field so that it has many emerging careers. The report will give an overview of the careers of information and communication technology. Each of the careers will be explained so that there will be some clarity of the careers. It will give an overview of the different items that are listed in the field of IT and computer science.
Realms of IT
In terms the different realms of IT, there are different perspectives of IT development. There are two terms that need to be taken into consideration. Development is the process where a new system is created to meet a given business need. The IT solution will be developed after assessing the business need and ensuring that the system will fit the system. Integration, on the other hand, is getting a system that has already been developed and put to use. The system is brought because it is perceived to solve an issue that has been identified. In this case, the need to use the system comes from assessing the system. Technical services are the business processes that are required in order to have computer services in place. The technical services are the services that will require a technical process in order to be solved.
I have career plans that will span several years in my career. I intend to delve into network management and administration. It is because of the growth of computer networks and the concern fo the management and administration of these networks. I intend to take certification courses that will enable me to have better understanding of the networks that are in place. One of the certification courses that will be useful to me is that of CCNA. It is a certification for the network professional the course will be useful because I will be able to get the necessary training on the course and will be able to understand the basics of the course. I intend to delve into the field of security. It is an issue of concern for many organizations at the moment. It should be an issue that will help in the management and enhancement of technology.
Potential IT careers
There are some IT careers that will be useful in my pursuit of network administration and management career. One of such course is the interface designer course. It will help me to design interfaces that will go along way in designing network systems. The interface will be used in the integration of interface cards and the network media. I will be required to handle a lot of different data and networks. For it to be successful, I will be required to ensure that there is a different approach to computer.
I will also be required to know how to interact with the users. These skills will enable me to understand how to communicate with the users. I will be able to get information that users will want to ask. It is a significant step that will be of great importance while handling the system users. I might get the knowledge but does not know how to use that knowledge to help the users of the system. It is important to understand the issues of concern for the users of the system. It is a skill that cuts across many requirements.
I will also be required to have the knowledge of network administration. The skill will help me understand most of the skills that are required to handle most tasks of network administration. It is a skill that will be useful in the entire process of understanding the knowledge of network administration.
I will also be required to understand the skills of a project manager. It is a skill that will enable me to understand the management of network projects. If there are network projects that are required in the process, I will be able to manage the projects. It will enable me to understand the management aspect of the network and have me understand the issues of concern. Project management is a significant aspect in networking because networks are being developed and changed from time to time in information technology. It is, therefore, important to understand the procedures through which networks are developed.
IT career analysis
In the bureau of labor statistics the field of computer science has some interesting facts that need to be looked into. In the statistical report that has been presented, the field of computer scientists and computer science research is the leading in terms of pay. The report has presented this in the form of median so that the pay is presented in terms of median statistical aspects. There are many people who work in this field and seems to be a field of great interest. The career of computer and information research scientists have a median pay of $102,190. There is also the field of software developers that have the highest pay. The median in this field is $93,350. My career of interest follows it. It is a field of networking and computer network architects. The median pay for network architects is $91,000. Programmers follow the field of computer networks in the third place. The median pay for programmers is $74,280. In this field, the lowest paid career people are computer support specialists. The computer support specialists have a median of $48,900.
My career field of interest has been projected to be the third leading computer career. The role of a computer network architect is to design and build new networks. The networks that they build include Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and also take part in building intranets. The size of the networks will range from small networks that connect two places to large networks that can connect multinational systems. On average, most of the computer network architects are employed in a full-time basis. A good number of the professionals in this field work 40 hours per week. It has a median of $91000. They have a median of $43.75 per hour. Anyone interested in joining at entry-level will have to have a bachelor’s degree. For those who have been working in other work occupations and want to join the field of computer architects, they have to have at least five years of experience in those fields. There is no requirement for the on-the job training. There were 143,400 jobs that were offered in 2012. The job outlook aspect is that it is 15% faster on average between the years of 2012 to 2022. It is one of the fields that will see the most growth when compared to all the other fields in computer networks. There were 20,900 employment changes.
Fairmont University offers computer courses that address the needs that are required in the world today. There is a field of Computer Science that is offered by the university. It is one of the fields that is offered by the university and helps in the management and enhancement of the course. There is also an aspect of computer security that is offered by the university. The program is comprehensive and enables students to work effectively while in the field. It is one of the requirements that is required of any student who wants to delve in the field.
Computer science and computer security aligns well with that of realms of IT. It meets the specifications of the issue that are found in the field. It is one of the requirements that will ensure that there is better management and enhancement of the field.
Another field in this aspect is that of Mathematics. It is one of the most important courses in the field of computer science because of the requirements for computer scientists to be well aware of Mathematics. In the field of algorithms, the use of statistics and calculus is of utmost importance in the world of computers. Algorithms are one of the areas that will be of great alignment with mathematics. People partaking this course will be required also to partake of this course in the future. It is important to understand the requirements and what needs to be done in the field of computers.
Physics is also a significant course that is offered by the two universities. It has been put in the same category like that of computer science and mathematics because they merge. It is important to understand these fields and have ways in which the fields will work perfectly together. It is a significant subject as it will give the needed knowledge on how to manage electronic information and communication issues.
My plan is to take a course in computer science and have my degree in this field. It is one of the promising fields in order to make out in computer networking. Taking this path will enable me to have the computing knowledge that will be a boost in my job search. I will also be able to have the structures and the requirements to have better skills and knowledge in computer science. One of the technology education that will benefit me from my intended networking career is that of knowledge in networks. I have to understand the knowledge on computer science and mathematics. I have researched on the curriculum and realized that taking a course in computer science will enable me take subjects on data communications. I have learned that there is knowledge on computer science that will enable me to have access to information on computer networking. In my third year of the computer science and computer security program, I will be able to learn most of the practical units that deals with computer networking. These units are data communication, computer networks, and data flow analysis. They are the subjects that are required in order have a better understanding of technology and information on knowledge management.
I will also have to take some minor courses like telecommunications technicians. Taking it will enable me to have knowledge on telecommunication systems. I will be able to understand the gadgets and devices that use computer networks in their communication. In order to understand project management and development phases of computer networks, I will have to take some subject on project management. It will enable me to understand the process and the requirements of managing computer projects.
Professional Networking through Student Organizations
One of the student organizations that will be useful in my career is that of Information Systems Student Organization. It is an organization that will enable the students promote the use of information systems in the community and within the campus. It is appropriate for me because of the requirement to have information systems in order to promote the use of information systems in the university. It is important to understand the requirements and the need to have information systems that will be useful in this process.
Another student organization that will be useful is that of Health Information Technology Association. It is an organization that is designed to help students get interested in the use of information systems in the healthcare. It will benefit me because with the use of information systems in healthcare, it will promote the use of computer networks. Without the use of information systems, it will mean that users of computers will not be interested in getting information systems. It is important to have these issues in place so that the use of information systems will be achieved.
Fairmont State University. (2014, November 28). Student Organizations. Retrieved from Student Life: http://www.fairmontstate.edu/stulife/student-organizations
United States Department of Labor. (2014, November 28). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htm