Pursuing a degree in this field of study will provide marketable skills in these areas:
- Speaking – Talking to others
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
- Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
- Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
As with most industries, Information Technology careers begin with entry-level positions that lead to career advancement as your experience and expertise grow. There are many in-demand career options in the information technology field, including:
- Information technology security officers
- Network Systems Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Cybersecurity professional
- Desktop Support Specialist
- Computer Support Specialist
- VPN Engineers
- Chief Security Officers
- Computer Operators
- Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairer
- Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
- Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
- Broadcast Technicians
- Sound Engineering Technicians
- Electrical Engineering Technicians
- Web Administrators
- Desktop Publishers
- Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 22% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
Study It... Learn It... Certify It!
Information Technology education at Midland College and validation of acquired knowledge and skill through certification helps students obtain jobs and develop through their career. Over 90% of hiring managers believe that IT certifications are valuable in validating expertise. Why is certification important? How can certification benefit my career?
The MC Information Technology Program maintains various academic partnerships with industry leading organizations such as Microsoft, CompTIA, VMware, and Cisco that provide support, materials, and resources for students wishing to validate their education through certification.
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- Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
- Click the menu button at the top left hand corner.
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