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Online Information Technology Degree Career Outlook | ALU

Online Information Technology Degree Career Outlook | ALU

As an academic field, Information Technology is one of the more practical areas of study, leading to career paths in computer software engineering, computer programming, computer support, and other technical fields, as well as computer and information systems management. Degrees in IT focus on current technology but many of the professionals who emerge successful from these programs continue to learn both in their jobs and outside of work to keep up with changes and trends in the industry.

A master’s degree in IT is not a guarantee for a job, but can be especially useful if already employed and moving into management in an IT organization or within the IT group of a larger organization.

The Prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers and similar jobs resulting from IT study and expertise will have excellent growth in the next ten years, above average at seventeen percent, and the opportunities available will be excellent and high level. Those with a master’s degree in IT will have more opportunity to take advantage of this growth, both staying within industry and moving through different fields.

Particular growth industries are expected to be:

  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Insurance and financial firms
  • Government agencies
  • Business management organizations
  • Manufacturers

The largest growth is expected in the computer systems design and related services industry, which makes up about sixteen percent of the IT workforce. This industry provides IT services on a contract basis, works with a number of other industries, and requires versatile management.

Getting Started

If you are interested in an Information Technology career or are already employed in the field but seeking advancement, take a look at the online distance learning programs offered by Abraham Lincoln University. Programs begin each Monday in eight-week sessions. Learn more here.


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