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