IT Careers


Unexpected Jobs in Information Technology

If you are earning a degree in information technology, you undoubtedly know that it's a field that is becoming an increasingly integral part of our daily lives. As a result, careers in IT are expected to see significant growth over the next decade, according to The Wall Street Journal. If you want to enter this exciting field but are unsure if a traditional IT job is right for you, consider these unexpected information technology jobs with great growth potential:

1. Cloud architect
As companies increasingly turn away from traditional data-storing centers and look toward the cloud, IT professionals are needed by businesses to help maintain control and security and reduce costs by developing a private cloud. Aside from establishing and managing a private cloud, you can also use your skills to help companies choose public cloud services.


Which IT career path is right for you?

If you are considering a career in information technology or are receiving an education to further your career advancement, one of the first major decisions you will need to make is which IT career path you would prefer: technical or managerial? Here are the important differences between the two:


Top 5 IT Certifications for 2013

By JC Cook

According to, the IT industry boasts an unemployment rate of only 4.4%, far below the overall national rate. But, as it is the beginning of a new year, it seems only right to set aggressive and ambitious career goals even within such a robust industry. One of the best ways to increase your value, both in skill set and pay check, is to gain IT certifications. IT certifications build upon your knowledge base in ways that make you even more valuable to your employers. It is important to understand what systems your company currently uses, or, in the case of all you freelancers out there, what is popular and trending.

Don’t worry though. We’ve done the research for you! Here’s our list of the top 5 IT certificates that will make the greatest impact in the upcoming year, based upon annual salary, cost of exam, and demand.


IT Job Growth To Increase by 2020

Information Technology (IT) is a rapidly-growing profession says the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2020, we’ll need a beefed up workforce to the tune of 22 percent. For those who are counting, that’s lot of computer geeks. Don’t be put off by the stereotype; in reality, those “geeks” earn big bucks doing exactly what they enjoy. If you’re on the verge of turning IT into your day job, consider the following careers. They’ll earn you the highest pay and (the good news) boasting opportunities!