According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer industry is growing at an all time high. With hands-on skills, experience, certifications and continuing education, a majority of companies will hire skilled employees without a B.S. degree. We have around a 90+% employment rate. Remember this is Median Pay – Starting pay without experience will be lower and more than 5 years will be higher. Support personnel regardless of the job must be analytical*, have a good worker ethic, must adapt to change and continue your education with certifications and seek higher education (excellent credits are given by WGU and other colleges)
Computer Support Specialists Median Pay $46,260 per year $22.24 per hour
Computer Systems Analysts Median Pay $77,740 per year $37.38 per hour
Information Security Analyst Median Pay $75,660 per year $36.37 per hour
Computer Network Architects Median Pay $75,660 per year $36.37 per hour
Note: True Computer skills should never be lower than $14.00 per hour for basic tasks in IT.
*”Analytical skill is the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems and concepts and make decisions that are sensical based on available information. Such skills include demonstration of the ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans…Wikipedia“