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1 Careers In IT Mrs. Beth Cueni

2 What’s available? Present job situationPresent job situation 5 of the top 20 faster growing occupations through 2014 are in the computer field5 of the top 20 faster growing occupations through 2014 are in the computer field –#1 Software Engineers –#7 IT analysts ResourcesResources –www.bls.gov – Bureau of Labor Statistics –www.iseek.org – Identify careers based on major skills

3 What’s wrong? Despite that, CS majors have fallen 60% since the fall of 2000Despite that, CS majors have fallen 60% since the fall of 2000 Critical shortage of IT computer professionals over the next 5-10 yearsCritical shortage of IT computer professionals over the next 5-10 years Source: Technology in Action page 79Source: Technology in Action page 79

4 Stigma No jobs because of two factorsNo jobs because of two factors –Outsourcing – 3 rd party provides a service to a company – such as customer service –Off shoring – company located outside the United States, India - #1, China, Romania

5 IT jobs staying in the US Customer face jobs –require customer contactCustomer face jobs –require customer contact Enablers – getting business projects organized and completedEnablers – getting business projects organized and completed Infrastructure jobs- moving and storing informationInfrastructure jobs- moving and storing information

6 Things to consider Salary range – Not always top money makerSalary range – Not always top money maker Gender bias – male dominatedGender bias – male dominated Location – within larger companies, cityLocation – within larger companies, city Changing workforce – always need to be learningChanging workforce – always need to be learning Stress – average 45 hours per week, on callStress – average 45 hours per week, on call

7 Careers Web DevelopmentWeb Development –Web Programmers – link pages and databases –Graphic Designers- page layout –Interface Designer – look and feel of the site easy navigation –Web Content Creator- interesting content, games animation

8 Careers Systems DevelopmentSystems Development –Computer programmer – create programs –Systems analyst – work with end users and programmers to build systems –Project manager – manage all aspects of a project –Technical writers – system documentation for users –Database Developers – organize information

9 Careers Information SystemsInformation Systems –Network administrators –Database administrators –Web serve administrators –Telecommunications technicians

10 Careers Support ServicesSupport Services –Help desk analysts –Computer support technicians

11 Careers Game Development 2-4 year degreeGame Development 2-4 year degree –Designers – artistic –Programmers – coding scenarios C, C++, Java –Playtesters – recruit from BETA testes provide good feedback –Quality assurance – tests games

12 How do I prepare? Get EducatedGet Educated –2 or 4 year college/university –3 degrees Computer ScienceComputer Science MISMIS Computer engineeringComputer engineering

13 How do I prepare? Investigate professional certificationsInvestigate professional certifications –Not a placement for an education Get experienceGet experience –Internships and volunteer Do researchDo research –What’s available and current trends

14 How do I find a job? College placement officesCollege placement offices Visit online employment sitesVisit online employment sites –www.monster.com –www.careerbuilder.com Start networkingStart networking –Professional organizations Check corporate websites for jobsCheck corporate websites for jobs

15 Where do I go from here? FreshmanFreshman –Career exploration –Take as many courses throughout high school as possible SophomoreSophomore –PSAT –volunteer Juniors-Juniors- –ACT/SAT test preparation –Visit schools SeniorsSeniors –Accepted by Christmas –Finance in spring

16 Where do I go from here? Online Career resourcesOnline Career resources –www.cbtoolkit.com –www.computerjobs.com –www.jobcircle.com –www.computeruser.com –www.justtechjobs.com –www.computerwork.com –www.tech-engine.com –www.dice.com –www.gamasutra.com


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