Information Technology Jobs
The information technology sector has been on fire in recent years. With more and more people connected all over the world, mobile phones and tablets, continuing advances in personal computing, the internet of things from cars, appliances, tvs, watches, and more, the information technology sector as a whole is on fire. There is a continuing need for new engineers to develop new devices, software programmers to write programs for these devices and even more people to support the devices in the event they go awry or stop working altogether.
Below we have outlined a few of the major areas in information technology.
Hardware engineers research, design, develop and test computers or computer equipment for commercial, military and scientific purposes. According to a report released from the bureau of labor statistics in May of 2013 a hardware engineer makes on average $106k/year, with the top 10% of hardware engineers making $154k/year.
Industries hiring hardware engineers include system software designers, the semi-conductor industry, scientific industries, federal and state government agencies.
Software engineers design and develop software for various industries including but not limiting medical, industrial, military, aerospace, communications, business, scientific research and general computing. The average median salary in 2013 was $104k/year. The top 10% within the industry earn in excess of $150k/year.
Industries hiring the most software engineers include systems design and service companies, peripheral equipment manufacturers, software publishers, architectural and engineering companies. The top paying includes securities and commodity exchanges, financial investment firms and communications equipment manufacturers
Network and Computer Administrators
Network and computer administrators implement, monitor, upgrade and maintain the daily activities of computer networks for small, medium and large corporations. The average median salary in 2013 was $78k/year. The top 10% within this segment of information technology earn on average $117k/year.
Some of the biggest employers of networking and computer administrators include colleges and universities, public school systems, telecommunications companies, medium to large enterprise companies, data processing and hosting companies, and satellite communications companies.
Oil and gas extraction, petroleum and coal producers, securities and commodities brokerages along with financial investment firms are some of the best paying industries within the networking and computer administration segment.
Information security analysts implement security procedures to protect the computer networks and information within organizations. The average median salary for an information security specialist in 2013 was $91k/year with the top 10% earning over $135k/year.
Financial institutions, city, state and federal governments, medium and large corporations all have a need for information security analysts. The ever growing threat of intrusion from competition and thieves has companies on guard around the clock. A career in information security is a secure career.
Information Technology Management
A manager within an information technology department will plan, direct and coordinate the rolling out of new projects, management of existing projects and budgets. Information managers over see departments of people from networking, programming and support. A career in information management is a financially rewarding one with the average salary in 2013 being $132k/year. The top 10% earned over $150k/year.
Industries with the highest level of employment for technology managers include general medium and large corporations, insurance carriers, technical consulting companies, software publishers, commodity and security brokerages, commodity and security exchanges and other information services companies.
Information Technology Salaries
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||$102k/year|
|Computer Hardware Engineers||$100k/year|
|Computer Network Architects||$91k/year|
|Computer Support Specialists||$48k/year|
|Computer Systems Analysts||$80k/year|
|Information Security Analysts||$86k/year|
|Network and Computer Administrators||$72k/year|
|Medical Information Technology|
|MBA Information Technology|
|Degree in Computer Science|
|Computer Engineering Degree|
|MS Computer Science|
|Information Technology Careers|