IT and Information Security

IT and information security degrees are growing increasingly popular due to the need to qualified professionals to manage and operate a range of business processes. For military servicemembers, this field might be the perfect fit. Many members of the military are required to operate sophisticated defense technology, and that experience will transition well into an advanced degree in Information Technology. Many schools like Purdue University and Liberty University now offer online programs for the various fields in IT and Information Security.

My Degree and What It’s Good For

Your degree will prepare you for a number of different jobs at a variety of different levels. From entry-level to executive, you can find positions in almost every industry. Your military background will also help you find employment, especially if you worked in IT while serving our country. Below are just a few of the many job titles worth considering:

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential will depend on a number of different factors, but generally, IT professionals can make a respectable wage, especially with an advanced degree in the field. For example, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, network and computer systems administrators earned a mean annual wage of $76,320 in May 2012. Similarly, computer and information systems managers earned $129,130 in May 2011.

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