Computer Jobs Outlook

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


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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