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The computing profession includes a variety of jobs – computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering. The increased use of computers has created a high demand for specialists to provide advice to users, as well as for day-to-day administration, maintenance, and support of computer systems and networks. Computing jobs are generally high paying, and those working in the computing profession have a high level of job satisfaction. Computing majors require a foundational knowledge of problem solving and logical thinking.

Employers will seek those with strong programming, systems analysis, interpersonal and business skills. Most employers prefer to hire those with at least a bachelor’s degree and a broad knowledge of, and experience with a variety of computer systems and technologies. Certifications and practical experience are essential for persons without degrees.

Job opportunities in the computing field are expected to be excellent over the next 10 years. I t is estimated that the number of people trained for jobs in the computing industry will fall far short of the employment demand.

 

Digital & Interactive Media

Careers in interactive media involve creating, designing and producing interactive multimedia products and services, including the development of digitally-generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications and marketing. Sample interactive media occupations include web designer, webmaster, 3d animator, virtual reality specialist, multimedia producer and graphic artist.

Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media (the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, DVD) to communicate with existing and potential customers, to track transactions and to collaborate with colleagues. Interactive media experts can find employment opportunities in organizations of all sizes and types, doing work such as creating e-business auction web sites that allow people around the world to buy and sell items in real-time.

Job prospects in the motion picture and video industry are excellent for multimedia artists and animators, film and video editors and others skilled in digital filming and computer generated imaging. Graphic designers with Web site design and animation experience will have good job opportunities also. A bachelor’s degree is required for most entry-level positions. However, an associate’s degree may be sufficient for technical positions.

Information Technology Pathway


Principles of Information Technology
Digital & Interactive Media
Computer Programming
Web Technologies
Research in Information Technology Solutions