IT employees are in demand!
Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs.
Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
What is the Pay Range?
The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950
Your degree or certificate can lead you to many well-paying, satisfying jobs in the IT field. Review median salaries and featured careers to discover the opportunities that await you!
Computer Support Analyst / Desktop Support Technician
Computer Support Specialists (CSS) provide technical assistance to computer users. They resolve computer hardware and software problems in person, via telephone or electronically. Employment of computer support specialists (CSS) is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $65,450 in May 2020. The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $52,690 in May 2020.
Cybersecurity / Information Security Analysts
As companies struggle with security breaches and data protection, cybersecurity skills are in high demand. The Internet of Everything (IoE) provides enormous opportunities for cybersecurity professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for information security analysts was $104,000 annually.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Online collaboration, online banking, and streaming video all rely on networking as the foundation. Virtually all companies rely on some kind of network infrastructure. The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $84,810 in May 2020.
Cloud computing continues to grow at a rapid pace and as a result the demand for cloud computing professionals is exploding. The median pay depends on skills set and experience starting around $110,000 per year.
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers combine their IT skills with their team management skills. They plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was up to $169,000 annually.
Computer System Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software. Can earn up to $106,000 annually.
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. Programmers usually work in offices, most commonly in the computer systems design and related services industry. The median annual wage for computer programmers was $89,190 in May 2020.
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content. The median worker in this occupation earns $109k per year.