Career Pathways in Information Technology

A career in information technology requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Popular high-school courses include: Computer Business Applications, AP Computer Science, Computer Programming, and Electronics.

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Computer Operators

$45,840.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

Computer User Support Specialists

$62,770.00/yr

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Web Developers

$69,430.00/yr

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Architectural and Engineering Managers

$140,760.00/yr

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Technical Writers

$62,170.00/yr

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Multimedia Artists and Animators

$72,520.00/yr

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Video Game Designers

$90,270.00/yr

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Computer Hardware Engineers

$114,600.00/yr

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Computer Network Architects

$109,020.00/yr

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Computer Programmers

$84,280.00/yr

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Computer Systems Analysts

$88,740.00/yr

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Information Security Analysts

$98,350.00/yr

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Database Administrators

$90,070.00/yr

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Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$82,050.00/yr

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Software Developers Applications

$103,620.00/yr

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Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

$90,270.00/yr

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Web Administrators

$90,270.00/yr

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Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

Computer and Information Research Scientists

$118,370.00/yr

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.