Career options in Information Technology

There are many career options and choices in information technology which makes IT quite a wide field. If you are planning to pick a career in IT field you must be very specific on what exactly you want to do. Positions in IT sector differ based on the responsibilities and the actual work that is done as duties. Even though the work might be somewhat difficult for some people, it pays very well. In case you are planning to do IT, Studying in an IT field or you are done studying; here are some career options in IT: –

Software Engineering –
Software engineering is one of the most demanded careers option in IT sector. All you require to be a software engineer is to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science. If you have a master’s degree you can have senior positions too. A software engineer has to responsibilities of coding, linking application modules and functionalities, location and correction of errors in a programming code. Senior software engineers take care of assisting and guiding the junior ones in the tasks performed by them. The income of a junior engineer is on a scale of $50,000-$60,000 yearly. A senior software engineer is paid according to his/her experience.

Database Administrator –
A database administrator also called DBA handles the administrative work of information databases. A DBA also carries out database designing, preserving and developing. DBAs play a significant part in creating backups of data and ensuring its recoverability in case of any accidents. The pay scale starts from $70,000 to $95,000 yearly with requirement of at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Web Developer –
The main job of a web developer is the designing of websites for their clients. A web developer must be very good at designing languages and know in and out of HTML, CSS, Flash, PHP, etc. A web developer uses his coding skills to create websites and pages which will be viewable with any browser. They also must be able to work with applications like Photoshop, illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc. web developers might sometimes work for longer hours and there are project deadlines and they get paid in around $40,000 to $60,000 every year.

System Administrator –
System Administrators take care of designing, testing and evaluating various data communication systems such as local area network (LAN). They conduct researches and suggest different networks and hardware technologies. They must acquire technical skills regarding installation of computer hardware and software.

These are just some of the career options available in information technology sector and there are many more. If I have missed anything, I would appreciate your comments.




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