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5 Different Types of Jobs in Information Technology

5 Different Types of Jobs in Information Technology

Jobs in information technology are projected to grow 12 percent in the next 10 years, which is much faster than the average for all professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are many reasons for the demand in this field. These reasons range from people wanting to make sure all of their digital information can be stored to making sure that information is secure.

Here are five positions within the field of Information Technology that are in demand:

1. Technical Support

Technical support can be responsible for a lot within an organization. Their duties include monitoring and maintaining computer networks and systems, fixing any software or hardware issues or providing troubleshooting advice to clients. Normally technical support with speak with customers directly and timely if their job responsibilities include providing advice.

2. Programmers

Computer programmers write and test the code that makes up software programs. Programmers get computers to understand program designs created by engineers and software developers. These program designs can include computer games or word processors all the way up to operating systems and database management systems.

3. Web Developers

Web developers are usually tasked with building websites and all of the structure behind that. Developers are responsible for the speed of the website and how much traffic the website can handle. Often the most efficient way to update and maintain the website is through the web developers as well.

4. IT Security

Keeping organizations and companies safe from cyberattacks is usually the main responsibility for someone working in IT security. A cyberattack can result in a system failure which can result in all data being lost. That is why those working in IT security often design and implement security software to prevent cyberattacks. IT security will also consistently be aware to check if any system has defects, needs an update or if anybody within the company or organization is putting the system at risk.

5. Network Engineer

Companies and organizations rely on network engineers to maintain day-to-day operations of their computer networks. A network engineer is also generally responsible for setting up, administering, and fixing those computer networks. Examples of these computer networks can be local and wide area networks or intranet and extranet.

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