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  • 1. IT Careers A look into some of the rewarding careers that await you Professor Dennis Ramos [email_address]
  • 2. Some Computer Careers
    • Software Engineers
    • Systems Analyst
    • Database Analysts
    • Network Administrators
    • Computer Scientists
    • Project Managers
  • 3. Software Engineers What do they do?
    • Analyze user needs and software requirements
    • They work with other team members to design systems.
    • Modify existing software to improve performance or correct errors.
  • 4. Software Engineers What do they do?
    • They also interact with computers to write specifications or code.
    • They keep up-to-date with the latest technology
    • They use creative thinking, make design decisions, and solve problems
  • 5. Software Engineers What do you need to know?
    • Computer Technology
    • Engineering methods
  • 6. Software Engineers What should you be good at?
    • Problem Solving
    • Learning
    • Deductive reasoning
    • Oral and written comprehension
  • 7. Software Engineers Education
    • Most software engineering jobs require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Companies are often willing to reimburse their employees for advanced degrees since it benefits them.
  • 8. Software Engineers Job outlook and Salaries
    • Mean wages (2003) $75,750 annual 
    • Employment (2002)394,000 employees 
    • Projected growth (2002-2012) Much faster than average (36+%)
    • Projected need (2002-2012)179,000 additional employees
  • 9. Process (activity) model
  • 10. Computer Systems Analyst What do they do?
    • Analyze business and science data processing problems to create or improve data systems.
    • They identify the various objects and events in the organization
    • They evaluate various solutions and recommend the best one.
    • They may recommend commercially available software.
    • May supervise computer programmers.
  • 11. Computer Systems Analyst What do you need to know?
    • You need to communicate effectively.
    • How to conduct needs assessment and meet quality standards for service.
    • You should be a good listener.
    • You should have knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • 12. Computer Systems Analyst What should you be good at?
    • Active Learning
    • Active Listening
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 13. Computer Systems Analyst Education
    • The overwhelming majority of systems analysts require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Companies provide further OJT training that is relevant to the industry they are in.
  • 14. Computer Systems Analyst Job outlook and Salaries
    • Mean wages (2003)$66,180 annual 
    • Employment (2002)468,000 employees 
    • Projected growth (2002-2012) Much faster than average (36+%)
    • Projected need (2002-2012)184,000 additional employees
  • 15. Context Model
  • 16. Database Administrators What do they do?
    • They plan and schedule the installation and testing of new databases.
    • Optimize and modify databases for better performance.
    • Plan and implement security measures to safeguard information.
    • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of the database.
    • Developing tables that depict data
  • 17. Database Administrator What should you be good at?
    • Active Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Time Management
    • Instructing
    • Attention to detail
  • 18. Database Administrators Education
    • Bachelor’s degree
  • 19. Database Administrators Job outlook & Salaries
    • Mean wages (2003)$61,440 annual 
    • Employment (2002)110,000 employees 
    • Projected growth (2002-2012) Much faster than average (36+%)
    • Projected need (2002-2012)49,000 additional employees
  • 20. Database Tables
  • 21. Network Administrator What do they do?
    • They install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems
    • Maintain network hardware and software.
    • Monitor networks and perform maintenance to ensure availability to all system users
    • They may plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.
  • 22. Network Administrator What do you need to know?
    • Computers and network devices
    • Telecommunications
    • Customer service
    • Know how to use troubleshooting tools
  • 23. Network Administrator What should you be good at?
    • Active Learning
    • Troubleshooting
    • Service orientation
    • Time Management
  • 24. Network Administrator Education
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Some companies will consider candidates with Associate’s degrees.
  • 25. Network Administrator Job outlook & Salaries
    • Mean wages (2003 $59,140 annual 
    • Employment (2002)251,000 employees 
    • Projected growth (2002-2012) Much faster than average (36+%)
    • Projected need (2002-2012)94,000 additional employees
  • 26. Network Diagram
  • 27. IT Professionals What’s the work environment like?
    • They have freedom to make decisions
    • They use their knowledge to design systems that help people.
    • They work in teams and use face-to-face discussions and email
    • They work in indoor, environmentally enclosed offices.
  • 28. IT Professionals What turns them on?
    • Achievement
    • Who love a challenge
    • Love using their own judgment and acting independently
    • Being part of a team
    • Financial reward
    • Recognition
  • 29.
    • All information taken from the
    • Occupational Information Network
    • http://online.onetcenter.org/
    • The Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics.
    • As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information.
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