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Learn about today’s hottest jobs in information technology from King University Online, offering a Bachelor of Information Technology online!

Learn about today’s hottest jobs in information technology from King University Online, offering a Bachelor of Information Technology online!

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  • From home to the workplace, technology plays a significant role in nearly every aspect of life. And, every industry is becoming increasingly dependent on technology applications to streamline business operations and improve efficiency creating new and diverse careers in technology. This presentation from King University Online gives information about the hottest jobs in IT today.
  • This presentation will review career information for a computer systems analyst, mobile application developer, user experience designer database administrator, software developer, and computer programmer
  • First up is a computer systems analyst
  • We’ll review what they do, their expected growth in the U.S., and the education required for this position.
  • What does a computer systems analyst do? They partner with company leaders and department managers to reimagine technology in the workplace by evaluating existing technology, researching current needs, and identifying new tech solutions. & They’re in charge of updates and general maintenance.
  • Career Outlook & Education: Computer systems analysts are expected to see a 22% in jobs which is approximately 120,400 new jobs according to the bureau of labor statistics.
  • Mobile application developer
  • We’ll review what they do, their expected growth in the U.S., and the education required for this position.
  • What They Do: Mobile application developers are important to businesses as consumers continue to move toward mobile technology. Companies are turning to mobile application developers to translate their current brand identity into the mobile platform. From mobile-friendly websites to interactive applications, mobile application developers make businesses accessible to the user from the palm of their hand.
  • Career Outlook & Education: Mobile application developers are seeing growth in both job opportunities and salary. GeekWire, a tech new website, reports that the average salary for mobile application developers will increase by 9% within the year. A bachelors degree in computer science or a related field along with a strong understanding of mobile technology, programming and development is required for entry.
  • User Experience Designer
  • We’ll review what they do, their expected growth in the U.S., and the education required for this position.
  • What They Do: User Experience Designers work with web designers and programmers to evaluate the functionality of a website. Their concern is the user experience being tied to business goals. Does the site have seamless flow of content? Does it guide users to the important areas of the website? These are just a few of the questions user experience designers look into.
  • Career Outlook & Education: Companies are beginning to understand the importance of offering a user-friendly web experience to generate higher profits. The career outlook is strong, as GeekWire reports a 4.8 percent increase in a user experience designer’s salary. In order to break into this career, an understanding of user mechanics, Web design and programming along with a bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field is required for entry into this tech field.
  • Database administrator
  • We’ll review what they do, their expected growth in the U.S., and the education required for this position.
  • What They Do: Database administrators control data within a large company by helping to create, manage and secure data systems that promote error-free operations and efficiency.
  • Career Outlook & Education: The BLS projects a 31 percent employment growth in this tech sector with the addition of 34,000 database administrator jobs through 2020. The median salary for a database administrator is $75,190.To become a database administrator, experience in data analysis is preferred along with a bachelor’s in information technology or related field.
  • Software Developer
  • We’ll review what they do, their expected growth in the U.S., and the education required for this position.
  • What They Do: Software developers predict user needs through extensive research and identify tech solutions to improve their overall experience. These professionals design new software applications and will maintain these products through updates and fixes.
  • Career Outlook & Education: The BLS estimates the addition of 270,900 new software developer jobs through 2020; these professionals earn a median salary of $77,990.Software developers should hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or information technology.
  • Computer Programmer
  • We’ll review what they do, their expected growth in the U.S., and the education required for this position.
  • What They Do: Computer programmers work with designers and engineers to identify code error, seek ways to improve the program’s usability and update existing programs.
  • Career Outlook & Education: According to the BLS, nearly 44,000 new computer programmer jobs will be added to the workforce through 2020; these professionals earn a median salary just under $73,000.A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology is required for entry into this field.
  • For related articles, visit our blog at online.king.edu/news/
  • If you think the career paths in this presentation are right for you, get more information about King University’s online Bachelor of Information technology degree. It’s a 124-credit hour program that can be completed in 16 months and is accredited by the commission on colleges of the southern association of colleges and schools. For more information, visit online.king.edu

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  • 1. Find the Best Jobs in Information Technology (IT) Learn about today’s hottest jobs in IT Presented by King University Online
  • 2. This presentation will review the best jobs in IT right now: • Computer Systems Analyst • Mobile Application Developer • User Experience Designer • Database Administrator • Software Developer • Computer Programmer What We’ll Cover
  • 3. Computer System Analyst
  • 4. We’ll Cover… • What They Do – Job responsibilities • Career Outlook – Expected job growth in the U.S. • Education – Required degree level – Types of degrees Computer System Analyst
  • 5. Computer System Analysts: • Reimagine technology in the workplace by: – Evaluating existing technology – Researching current needs – Identifying new tech solutions • In charge of updates and general maintenance What They Do
  • 6. Career Outlook • Computer Systems Analysts are expected to see a 22% increase in jobs Education • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology is required for entry into this tech field. 544,400 664,800 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 2010 2020 Career Outlook & Education
  • 7. Mobile Application Developer
  • 8. We’ll Cover… • What They Do – Job responsibilities • Career Outlook – Expected job growth in the U.S. • Education – Required degree level – Types of degrees Mobile Application Developer
  • 9. Mobile Application Developers: • Translate current brand identity into the mobile platform for companies by creating: – Mobile-friendly websites and – Interactive applications What They Do
  • 10. Career Outlook • Employment opportunities for mobile application developers will continue to grow as will their average salary. • GeekWire, a tech news website, reports that the average salary for mobile application developers will increase by 9 percent within the year. Education • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field along with a strong understanding of mobile technology, programming and development is required for entry. Career Outlook & Education
  • 11. User Experience Designer
  • 12. We’ll Cover… • What They Do – Job responsibilities • Career Outlook – Expected job growth in the U.S. • Education – Required degree level – Types of degrees User Experience Designer
  • 13. User Experience Designers: • Work with Web designers and programmers to: – Evaluate the functionality of a website by answering questions like: • Does it have seamless flow of content? • Does it guide users to the important areas of a company’s website. Information Business Goals User Needs What They Do
  • 14. Career Outlook • The career outlook is strong, as GeekWire reports a 4.8 percent increase in a user experience designer’s salary. Education • A bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field is required for entry into this tech field and • An understanding of: – User mechanics – Web design and – Programming Career Outlook & Education
  • 15. Database Administrator
  • 16. We’ll Cover… • What They Do – Job responsibilities • Career Outlook – Expected job growth in the U.S. • Education – Required degree level – Types of degrees Database Administrator
  • 17. Database Administrators: • Control data within a large company by: – Helping to create, manage and secure data systems that promote error-free operations and efficiency. What They Do
  • 18. Career Outlook • Database administrators are expected to see a 31% increase in jobs Education • Experience in data analysis is preferred for entry into this field along with a bachelor’s in information technology or related field. 110,800 144,700 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 160,000 2010 2020 Career Outlook & Education
  • 19. Software Developer
  • 20. We’ll Cover… • What They Do – Job responsibilities • Career Outlook – Expected job growth in the U.S. • Education – Required degree level – Types of degrees Software Developer
  • 21. Software Developers: • Predict user needs through: – Extensive research and – Identifying tech solutions to improve their overall experience. • Design new software applications • Maintain these products through updates and fixes What They Do
  • 22. Career Outlook • Software developers are expected to see a 30% increase in jobs Education • Software developers should hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or information technology. 913,100 1,184,000 0 200,000 400,000 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 2010 2020 2010 2020 Career Outlook & Education
  • 23. Computer Programmer
  • 24. We’ll Cover… • What They Do – Job responsibilities • Career Outlook – Expected job growth in the U.S. • Education – Required degree level – Types of degrees Computer Programmer
  • 25. Computer Programmers: • Work with designers and engineers to: – Identify code error – Seek ways to improve the program’s usability and – Update existing programs. What They Do
  • 26. Career Outlook • Computer programmers are expected to see a 12% increase in jobs Education • Computer programmers should hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or information technology. 363,100 406,800 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 2010 2020 2010 2020 Career Outlook & Education
  • 27. Sources • Bureau of Labor Statistics – http://www.bls.gov/home.htm • GeekWire – http://www.geekwire.com/ Related Articles • Click the link below to view our related article: – Jobs in IT Sources & Related Articles
  • 28. • King University offers a fully online Bachelor of Information Technology degree for professionals seeking entry into one of these dynamic tech fields through continued education. • 124-credit hour program • Complete in 16 months • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. About King University