Is I.T. The Right Choice For You?
A career in Computer Information Systems might be right for you if you:
- Like gadgets
- Like to solve problems
- Enjoy saving the day
- Don’t get overwhelmed by complex situations
- Have a great imagination
- Are a good listener
- Naturally multi-task
- Are a team-player
- Pay attention to details
- Like staying ahead of the curve
IT Professionals typically work in a business environment supporting and installing computer systems, applications and internal networks, and perhaps programming.
Computer Science employees likely will be doing a lot of independent work applying complex algorithms and writing code.
What Education Do I Need?
The majority of employers prefer candidates to have a bachelor’s degree. Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some applicants applying to computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.