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Why Study Computers & Technology?​

Specialized computer skills are indispensable, whether you are developing new apps, creating digital effects for blockbuster films or powering business systems.
  • Prepare yourself to build future technologies
  • Be in demand by innovative companies
  • Gain skills perfect for a large diversity of industries

Meet your need to balance life, work, and school with programs that fit you. Choose a path that is a good mix of speed versus impact on your current job and career goals. Work with top schools to leverage your prior educational experiences, embrace a broad array of potential careers, and stay organized and on-track with flexible schedules.

Top Growing Computers & Technology Occupations

2018 - 2028
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
+284,100   
COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
+83,100   

SYSTEM ANALYST

+56,000   

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER

+46,800   

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST

+35,500   
Skill to leverage

PROBLEM SOLVING

Having strong problem-solving skills can make all the difference in your career. Problems are at the core of what many technology professionals do at work every day.

Computer & Technology skills driving success

TIME MANAGEMENT efficient time management means projects are done on time and company profits grow.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL sometimes one inconspicuous comma can break a whole page of code. The details matter in tech.

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP good organization, coordination, and leadership skills take you far in tech.

TECHNICAL SKILLS You are only as good as your ability to get the work done, and the work requires the right tools for the job.​

TEAM WORKING similar to team sports, higher team functioning leads to better project outcomes.

BASIC MATHEMATICS knowing the fundamentals, pre-algebra, geometry, statistics from the start will give you a solid foundation as you build your technology career.

ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE computers and technology is a demanding field. Hours are often long, and deadlines are tight.

COMMUNICATION Working with others is large part of the tech field. Good communication skills ensures your success.

ABSTRACT THINKING Getting stuck in the tech field is an almost daily occurrence. Learn to think outside the box and move projects forward.

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Levels of education and wages

In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that.

BACHELORS DEGREE

$72,800 annually

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

$36,100 annually

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."

Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer

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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated