Information Technology Field
Lincoln High School
Vincennes Community School Corporation
Job Outlook Information
— Careers for the Future
An overview of job Job outlook information can be a useful tool for To learn more about careers
and related topics, contact
outlook information planning your future. However, changes in
ICPAC at 1-800-992-2076
Job outlook information forecasts the the economy and technology, social or visit the Web site at
growth and decline of jobs in the near trends and other factors can and will icpac.indiana.edu. Ask
affect jobs in unexpected ways. For for free copies of:
future — usually for a 10 year period. In
order to predict the future of a job, analysts example, 15 years ago careers in • IS-09: Job Search Tips —
collect information about the state and computers were practically nonexistent. Résumés, Interviews and
national economy, the amount of exports Now, almost every employer wants More
and imports, labor force trends (including people with computer skills.
• IS-45 Education —
the age of workers), employment trends What It’s Worth
and geographical differences.
• IS-50: Discover Careers
Fastest-Growing Career Fields in the U.S.
Outlook information may also include: that Fit You
from 1998 to 2008
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Hotline: 1.800.992.2076 • Web site: icpac.indiana.edu
Outlooks for industries, Projected Job Growth in Service and Goods
career fields and jobs Industries
Industries for the future
2008: 119 million
2008: 25 million
1998: 25 million
The greatest amount of growth in the
1998: 99.5 million
nation is expected to occur in industries
that provide services: business, health
care, education and technology services.
Business and management services will be needed
to help people work and live in an jobs jobs
ever-changing world. In addition to
improvements in medical technology, the U.S. Indiana also ranks among the top
health services are in greater demand because five producers of motor vehicle parts,
the number of elderly Americans is assembly machines, truck and bus bodies,
growing. Also, people who are ill are pharmaceuticals and medical instruments.
not staying in hospitals as long as they
once did. Education services are growing Jobs for the future
because people need training in order Even though the strongest job outlooks
to work and succeed in a more technical are in the areas of business, health care,
world. Also, as technological advances education and technology, most of the 10
continue more people will need to be fastest-growing jobs are computer or health related
trained and hired to repair the equipment. (see the chart on Page 4). In addition, jobs
in sales and transportation are also
In addition to business, health, education expected to increase in number.
and technology services, the career areas
expected to account for the greatest number
of jobs available in the future include
Different ways to measure
job outlook information
personnel supply services, management,
Job growth and replacement needs
public relations and social services.
Job growth and replacement needs both
Although service-producing industries are refer to the demand for occupations — how
expected to grow, many industries that many skilled workers will be needed in the
produce goods — like manufacturing and future to fill jobs available in a field.
mining — are expected to hold steady or Outlook information can also be presented
decline across the country because in terms of supply — as in the number of
improvements in technology will automate skilled workers that will be competing for
procedures and reduce the need for human the jobs available.
workers. Indiana seems to be the exception Future employment opportunities become available
because it is the leading producer of steel in because of job growth and replacement needs. Job
growth means the field is growing and new
positions are being created. Replacement
needs are created when current workers
leave the field.
Replacement needs are usually higher may be available in art and communications Additional Resources
in jobs with low pay and low training in Indiana because of the great supply of
Indiana Department of
requirements. People in these jobs often skilled workers expected to enter these Workforce Development
try to move into higher paying positions fields. The chart below illustrates the is on the Internet at
quickly or find different career paths. difference in percent change vs. numerical www.in.gov/dwd or
call 1-888-WorkOne or
Workers also leave because they have change for job growth for these careers. e-mail a question to
been promoted, changed careers, email@example.com.
returned to school, retired or left the For a more complete list of the fastest
field for personal reasons. growing jobs, the jobs with the most Indiana Department of
employment and the highest paying jobs, Labor is on the Internet at
www.in.gov/labor or call
Percent change and numerical change check out the ICPAC Web site at 317-232-2655 or
Job growth can be measured two ways: by icpac.indiana.edu. 1-800-743-3333.
percent change and by the actual increase
in the number of new jobs available. The Two Ways to Measure Job Growth
fastest growing occupations, those with the Percent Change Numerical Change
highest percent change, may not provide
the largest number of jobs in the future.
You may, therefore, want to consider
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careers that are growing fast — those with
a high percent change in job growth — and
with large numerical increases in job
18,000 more jobs
opportunities. Some of these include:
• management analysts
• speech pathologists and audiologists
• engineering managers
• radiologic technologists/technicians
• hotel and motel managers
• adult and vocational education
Most job outlook statistics show what is
expected for careers across the country
• corrections officers as a whole. But the future of careers in
For instance, you may be interested in a specific states often differs from national outlook
career in art or communications because information. For instance, although
the job outlook shows people in desktop manufacturing is expected to decrease
publishing are expected to be in high across the country, Indiana expects
demand across the country. But outlook to have a lot of job openings in
information also suggests there will be a manufacturing and processing in the
large supply of Indiana residents trained to future — and not enough skilled
work in these fields. This means fewer jobs workers to fill them.
Indiana’s Fastest-Growing Jobs • Talk to people working in career fields you are For in-depth outlook
information on industries,
from 1998-2008 thinking about. They can tell you about
career fields and jobs, check
changes they are seeing at the job out the Occupational
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informational interview with someone can find it at your school or
in a career that interests you. local library. You can also
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• Gather information from Indiana
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provide job search services, may
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current job openings in specific areas
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America’s Job Bank and many other
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Resources: Résumé Posting and Job Listings
section at icpac.indiana.edu.
Job outlooks also may differ between rural and
Don’t base your career choice on job
urban areas. For example, welders are
availability and outlook information alone.
expected to be in greater demand in urban
No one knows for sure what the future
areas — where there are likely to be more
will be like. Think about several factors
business and industry — than in rural areas.
when planning for the future, including
what you enjoy, what you are good at
Take advantage of a variety and what will give you the most options.
of job outlook information
Use different kinds of job outlook
information from as many different
sources as possible to help you make Sources:
the best decisions about your future.
America’s Career InfoNet at
Here are a few ways to access more and http://www.acinet.org/
different types of job outlook information: acinet/ (11/01).
• Use the ICPAC Web site at icpac.indiana.edu. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Web site features in-depth at http://stats.bls.gov/
profiles of over 480 careers. These
profiles include national and state job Occupational Outlook
outlook information. Handbook at
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Job Projections for the Future JAG at Lincoln High School
Project Lead the
Way @ LHS
‐Vincennes Community School Corporation‐
REPORTS TO: Director of Technology
DIRECT REPORTS: None
POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Web Master is primarily responsible for supporting the Technology
Department and the Communications Coordinator by writing, maintaining, and developing the
school’s website as a primary means of external/internal communication. The Web Master will
assist the school’s effort in web-based project development, application, and provide graphic
design support when needed. In addition, this position will provide on going training/education to
web managers and provide helpdesk support on matters concerning the XXXXXX website.
QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS: This employee must show a friendly presence and helpful
attitude, good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others. Good problem solving skills;
ability to visualize a problem or situation and think abstractly to solve it. Must also have the ability
to handle constantly changing flow of traffic, remain productive during slow times, be able to
multitask effectively during busy times, and exercise patience and professionalism during
stressful situations. The ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision and the
ability to maintain a working environment of open communication and accountability are
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree and five (5) years
experience in web design and development, including development of complex HTML documents
with embedded graphics, forms, audio, video and script objects, or a high school diploma (or
equivalent) with seven (7) years of related experience, are required. Extensive knowledge of the
Proven website management experience, a flexible attitude with demonstrated experience
working in team environments, excellent communication skills and attention to detail are also
In addition, the following experience is desired:
• Proven experience in a dynamic server side language such as PHP, ASP, or .Net
• A thorough knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.
• Experience running and evaluating online fundraising and marketing campaigns
• Experience integrating social networking technology with existing web solutions
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
• Ensures cross-platform functionality, navigability, usability, and accessibility of HCS
• Design potential graphics and designs as needed by Advancement department
• Develops cross-departmental presentation standards for HCS websites
• Develops procedures for web Managers and general production procedures
• Stays current with developments and changes in web publishing techniques, and with
emerging technologies in web-based applications and file standards
• Reviews and tests new software applications for potential use in web design
• Troubleshoots technical problems with the HCS website
• Upload/publish completed web pages to the HCS web server
• Monitors web pages of other municipalities and governmental bodies in order to stay
attuned with development standards, and create links when necessary
• Creates departmental forms in multiple formats for customer web download and
department intranet use
• Handles Web Related Projects such as Jog-a-thon, Wish list, etc.
• Responds to external emails and phone calls concerning the HCS website
• Maintains and reports web usage
• Teaches technology courses as needed
• Principle Accountabilities:
o Promote a teamwork atmosphere within the Technology and Advancement
departments, working cooperatively with all staff to help them, and the
department, attain their overall web-based goals.
o Creates, gains approval for, and maintains guidelines for the look and feel of the
Internet and Intranet
o Personally manages the updating and patching of web server operating system,
hardware, and extranet portal applications
o Chairs web managers
o Works closely with other IT & Advancement staff to assure that interactive web
applications work correctly
o Works with HCS Leadership Team and their departments to translate content to
HCS web & intranet standards
o Renews content of the web as needed, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of
o Creates new pages as required to promote HCS events and school community
o Guides web representatives and assigned staff in development of departmental
intranets and in HCS web standards and use of web development applications
o Assists other IT staff with internet/intranet server management and
administration joint development.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude
assignments not mentioned.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to meet physical requirements of the position.
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt, salary
WORK SCHEDULE: 12 month, full time position
Description: Technician will be responsible for maintaining xxxxx computer
Work Schedule: Full‐Time Non‐Certified
• Diagnose and repair instructional technology equipment
• Install computer systems and software
• Maintain inventory records and repair histories
• Troubleshoot, install, and/or repair technology wiring
• Demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility and cooperate with all levels of
• Ability to lift 50 lbs, physical activity is required
• Perform other duties as assigned by the IS Director
• A+, Net +, or MCP preferred
• Experience will also be considered
DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SUMMARY: Directs, plans and manages internal operations of the Regional Technology
Center (RTC); directs and coordinates information systems and telecommunications
services to schools, districts, county offices and other public sector agencies; plans,
coordinates, and participates in the applications support activities systems and
development activities network and technical services activities; provides highly
technical and responsible staff assistance; promotes and organizes marketing plans;
manages special projects; serves as department head in the absence of the Chief
Information Officer; and performs all other related duties.
40% PROGRAM COORDINATION
Assists with the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and
priorities; conducts research, analyzes data, and makes recommendation regarding
administrative, organizational, and operational problems; assists with the preparation and
administration of the budget; maintains and monitors appropriate budgetary controls;
develops and implements a business marketing plan; assists with the development of
information system standards; and designs and implements new and revised systems to
ensure effective and efficient services.
Plans for, selects, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates support staff. Serves as
department head and is responsible for supervision of RTC staff in the absence of the
Chief Information Officer.
15% APPLICATIONS SUPPORT
Develops, organizes, supervises and assesses training programs on new and revised
systems, procedures, and applications; and responds to user needs.
15% SPECIAL PROJECTS
Analyzes, researches, organizes and supervises technology related projects as assigned by
5% RELATED ACTIVITIES
Performs all other related duties.
DECISION-MAKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING:
Researches and recommends system development priorities, charges for user services;
resolves procedural problems; assists with formulating departmental policy and
procedures; recommends new or revised standards, procedures, and policies; and uses
specialized techniques in the analysis of collected data. Participates in forecasting trends
and long-term planning for the department; implements long-term plans; uses non-
traditional/creative approaches to problem-solving; recommends new or revised
standards, policies, etc.; uses specialized techniques in analysis of data; situations are
varied and frequently highly complex; and participates in decisions that have major
impact on the entire office.
REQUIRED MINIMUM SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Interprets and applies complex technical information; knowledge of systems design and
implementation in a database environment; knowledge of teleprocessing security and
communications networks; and knowledge of technical and user-related aspects of a
personal computer environment. Advanced skill in communicating in critical situations,
orally and in writing with business, education, and community leaders; advanced skill in
financial and other statistical analysis; mastery skill in creative and adaptive program
planning design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation; advanced skill in
managing personnel through subordinate professional, management, or supervisory staff;
and basis mastery skill in working with others in both authority and non-authority
relationships on a routine basis.
REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND LICENSING:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in
computer science, business administration, or a related field; and a valid driver's license.
A Masters degree in computer science or information systems management is desirable.
REQUIRED MINIMUM PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE:
Five years of job-related experience with demonstrated competence.
REQUIRED INTERACTION (NON-AUTHORITY):
Contacts have little or no predetermined structure, and are primarily with high-level
individuals inside and outside the Office, such as administrators from schools, districts,
county offices, and other public sector agencies; and contacts require, decision-making
and problem-solving where Office-wide cross-branch concerns are at stake.
Directly supervises management personnel and other support staff.
What do I do know?
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o Investigate the salary ranges that would make you feel
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