Information Technology Degrees

Degrees in the information technology field are increasing in popularity and availability, especially online degree programs. If you interested in learning more about how technology is changing business, enrolling in an accredited degree program will prepare you for a number of challenging roles in this field. You can pursue an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in this field as well as a PhD.

My Degree – What It’s Good For

Your degree will serve you well after graduation. Careers in technology are widespread and slated to be in high demand. If you’re interested in pursuing employment in this dynamic field, you’re in luck. With the right training and education, you’ll be in a good position to secure the job you really want. Below are just a few of the many opportunities for IT graduates:

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential will vary and is determined by a number of factors including where you live, your employer, years of experience, and area of specialization. It’s important to research what industries need IT professionals. However, just to give you an idea of your salary potential in this field, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a mean annual wage of $81,670 in May 2011 for information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects.

Tech Schools and Computer/IT Degrees

Purdue University AAS: IT
BS: IT/Information Systems
MS: IT
Purdue University - Purdue University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is one of the largest schools in the US. While not strictly a technical school, they do offer dozens of degrees in the field of technology like the AAS, BS, and MS in Information Technology. The distance learning programs make it easy for students to attend class and balance work and their personal life.
Liberty University MS: Info Systems Mgmt
MS: Cyber Security
Liberty University - Liberty University is the nation's largest Christian school and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Liberty University is not a technical school although students can pursue related online degree programs like an MS in Information Systems Management or an MS in Cyber Security.
Colorado Technical University BS: IT
BS: IT Security
MS: IT
MS: Computer Sci - Software Eng
Colorado Technical University - The Colorado Technical University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CTU is among the largest technical schools in the world with online programs available. Students can obtain degrees like the MS in Computer Science or the BS in Information Technology.

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