Careers in Information Technology

Associate and bachelor's degree in information technology jobs

From software development to computer programming, there are a number of career opportunities to choose from in the information technology field.

The skills learned in information technology can transfer to many different jobs, opening the door to a variety of career possibilities.

Information Technology Job Descriptions

  • Software developers are the people who build computer programs including developing task applications and other systems that run devices and control networks.*
  • Computer programmers are essentially coders who understand the language of HTML. They help translate program designs into instructions that computers can follow.*
  • Computer systems analysts help organizations’ computer systems operate more efficiently by studying the current systems being used and designing solutions around the needs of the organization.*
  • Computer support specialists provide assistance to people and organizations using computer software or equipment, and are sometimes referred to as computer network support specialists or support information technology (IT) employees.*

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Outlook in Information Technology

As long as there are computer systems, there will be a need for computer experts. Information technology professionals are part of a vast and diverse industry that is continuously evolving to accommodate the latest technology.

Employment in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 3.9 percent annually from 2010 to 2020, compared with 2.6 percent for professional, scientific, and technical services and 1.3 percent for all industries.*

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preparing for a Career in Information Technology

Globe University offers several information technology programs: