Computer Information Technology

Whether we’re buying groceries to planning a mission to Mars, computers are a part of almost everything we do. With training in this program, you’ll configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. The program prepares you to compete for jobs that pay as much as twice the national average.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Software Developers, Systems Software

    Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

    Hourly Wage: $47.39

    Currently Employed: 7531

    Projections:

    7531 people are employed as Software Developers, Systems Software. This number is expected to increase by 7.86% over the next four years.

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  • Document Management Specialists

    Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Document Management Specialists. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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  • Computer User Support Specialists

    Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

    Hourly Wage: $22.79

    Currently Employed: 9406

    Projections:

    9406 people are employed as Computer User Support Specialists. This number is expected to increase by 7.72% over the next four years.

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  • Information Security Analysts

    Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

    Hourly Wage: $46.77

    Currently Employed: 691

    Projections:

    691 people are employed as Information Security Analysts. This number is expected to increase by 13.75% over the next four years.

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  • Database Administrators

    Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

    Hourly Wage: $36.61

    Currently Employed: 1748

    Projections:

    1748 people are employed as Database Administrators. This number is expected to increase by 7.49% over the next four years.

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  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

    Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

    Hourly Wage: $38.48

    Currently Employed: 4862

    Projections:

    4862 people are employed as Network and Computer Systems Administrators. This number is expected to increase by 6.83% over the next four years.

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  • Database Architects

    Design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Database Architects. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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  • Information Technology Project Managers

    Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Information Technology Project Managers. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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  • Data Warehousing Specialists

    Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Data Warehousing Specialists. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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  • Software Developers, Applications

    Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

    Hourly Wage: $47.65

    Currently Employed: 13052

    Projections:

    13052 people are employed as Software Developers, Applications. This number is expected to increase by 8.95% over the next four years.

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  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

    Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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  • Computer Programmers

    Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

    Hourly Wage: $39.2

    Currently Employed: 4110

    Projections:

    4110 people are employed as Computer Programmers. This number is expected to decrease by 0.32% over the next four years.

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  • Web Administrators

    Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Web Administrators. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.