Best Information Technology Careers 2013

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No doubt information technology has many dimension for great and bright futures for everyone. In this article I am going to discuss best information technology careers for the year 2013 and onwards. Read and decide what is yours :).

1. Software Engineer

Highest Wage: $132,080
Mid-range Wage: $87,480
Lowest Wage: $54,840
Average Entry Level Wage: $62,040

A systems software engineer works with a variety of specialists such as business professionals, network administrators and network security specialists to develop software to establish, maintain and expand the computer infrastructure of a company. Examples of software you may develop are operating systems, network protocols, device drivers, and compilers. All of these kinds of software facilitate the running of applications. Operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS or a Linux proprietary system, run applications on a PC or Mac. Network protocols allow devices to identify and make connections with each other. An example of an internet protocol is HTTP, and a common routing protocol is EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol). Device drivers allow devices such as a digital camera or a flash drive to be recognized by your computer when they are connected. Compilers translate source code in languages such as C++ or Visual Basic into binary code so that it can interact with software built in different programming languages.

Mostly software engineers enjoy advanced job titles in their career track. It is a little embarrassing to hear that you can only do this job for full time. There is no second time option. Well, you can do work on over time frequently. Software engineer can work independently and as a free lance. Software engineer can work only in day shift.

 

2. Telecommunication

Highest Wage: $116,120
Mid-range Wage: $73,250
Lowest Wage: $42,880
Average Entry Level Wage: $49,390

A telecommunications specialist is a kind of computer administrator that works with telephones as they relate to computer systems. You may design data communications systems including voice and video transmissions, supervise the installation of telephone systems and provide maintenance to systems once they are installed. In addition, you test lines, oversee equipment repair and keep a log of system-related activities. Telecommunications specialists have a unique profession among computer careers because it is quickly changing as technology evolves and as more individuals and businesses choose to subscribe to digitized or wireless phones as their primary phone number.

A telecommunication specialist can do work both full time and part time and it can also work overtime frequently. Telecommunication specialist has another option that is availability on call. It can also work independently. It many flexibility for your work experience and ease such as you can do work in day shif, you can swing shift, weekend shift and work in holidays.

 

3. System analyst

Highest Wage: $119,170
Mid-range Wage: $77,080
Lowest Wage: $47,130
Average Entry Level Wage: $53,600

A systems analyst designs complex systems that will accomplish goals such as this. You may choose to use an existing retail system, modify a retail system, or build the system from the ground up, depending on the funding and resources available. You then work with various computer professionals including computer programmers to build systems. After a system has been configured, you test the system to make sure it is performing properly. Systems analysts also work with computer programmers to debug, or remove, errors in the system.

System analyst can change his timings of his work as he want. He can do work full time or part time. You can also do work on overtime frequently. Being a system analyst you can facilitate others on call. You can also do work independently. But the best time to do work is day shift.

You can’t swing your shifts, weekend shifts and work holidays.

 

4. Network Security Specialist

Highest Wage: $104,150
Mid-range Wage: $62,840
Lowest Wage: $32,460
Average Entry Level Wage: $39,530

The network security field is quickly growing right now as more businesses and individuals are storing sensitive data electronically. In addition to the technical roles of this position, a network security specialist often provides training to general staff regarding security issues, and he may develop related company policies such as security matters related to accessing company information using a smart phone, a mobile laptop, or home computer and transmitting information using a thumb drive or an external online data storage service. Often a network security specialist will help facilitate authorized mobile access of company information so that proper security measures can be in place.

Network security specialist can avail more flexibility in his working time than any other computer professional. Such as he can do work in any shift frequently. He can facilitate on phone call. He can do work at weekend and work holidays.

 

5. Network Administrator

Highest Wage: $105,970
Mid-range Wage: $67,710
Lowest Wage: $41,940
Average Entry Level Wage: $47,440

A network administrator manages the access to different drives on a server. For example, in this profession you often provide employees with their own secure drive that they use instead of storing data on the drive of their individual computers. This helps make frequent file back-ups more routine. Often a network also houses shared drives that you maintain, where files may be stored that need to be accessed by multiple employees. You also establish email addresses for each employee. In addition, network administrators work with webmasters to manage company internets, as well as intranets, where company information may be stored that is not open to the public, such as handbooks, newsletters, common forms, or a company directory.

Here is a disadvantage of being a network administrator because you can’t do it as a part time job. Yes, you can do overtime frequently. You can swing the shifts.

 

6. Database Administrator

Highest Wage: $114,200
Mid-range Wage: $71,550
Lowest Wage: $40,780
Average Entry Level Wage: $47,130

A database administrator is the architect who sets up the back-end and front-end of a database. He identifies how data relates to other data in the system and structures it accordingly. For example, an inventory system often includes data about products, suppliers and manufacturers. A manufacturer produces products and a supplier distributes them.

Database administrator can avail a flexible schedule time for his work. He can do his work full time, part time, overtime, on call and day shift.

 

7. Health Informatics

Highest Wage: $106,000
Mid-range Wage: $62,330
Lowest Wage: $38,600
Average Entry Level Wage: $43,650

The medical coding system is a universal classification system that includes codes for each kind of diagnosis and procedure a patient may have done. Codes are also assigned to indicate how much Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance providers will pay for a service or procedure and how much the patient will pay out of pocket. In addition, codes tell us in what setting a procedure is performed, such as in an emergency setting, in a physician’s office or in long-term care.

Health informatics is a full time job and you can do work on overtime hours. Best time for this work is day shift. You can also do work in weekend days and holidays.

 

8. Web Developer

Highest Wage: $74,150
Mid-range Wage: $48,070
Lowest Wage: $28,310
Average Entry Level Wage: $32,980

Although a web developer often plays some of the same roles as a designer and vice versa, you are often involved in the more technical aspects of building a website, such as establishing both the hardware and software aspects of a website. You also assign internet protocols and place software and other computer code written in different programming languages on the same footing. For example, a server may have a Linux operating system but it can house a website that can be viewed from computers with any operating system, such as Mac OS or Windows.

Web developers can do work full time, part time and on overtime. He can also work only on weekend days.

 

9. SEO Master:

Highest Wage: $76,730
Mid-range Wage: $44,690
Lowest Wage: $25,780
Average Entry Level Wage: $30,060

SEO master worked closely to web developer. Web developer only design the website from backend and front end. SEO master take the website after designing and market it. As it is a Search Engine Optimization. This work is about to show your website in search result of any search engine on selected keywords.

You can do this work as full time and part time. You can do support on phone call to your clients. You can do this independently. You can do work in flexible times as you want.

 

Comparison Chart:

 

Software Engineer

Telecommunication

System Analyst Network Security Specialist Network Administrator Database Administrator Health Informatics Web Developer Webmaster

Advancement Potential

Advanced Job Titles In Career Tracks

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Qualified For Advancement With BS Degree

Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Additional Certifications / education available

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Schedules Available

Full Time

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Part Time No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes 

Frequent Over Time

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

On Call

  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes     Yes 

Freelance / Independent Consultant

Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes

Telecommuting Available

Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No

Day Shift

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 

Swing Shift

No Yes No Yes Yes Yes  No No  No 

Graveyard Shift

  Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Weekend Shift

No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

Work Holidays

No Yes No No No No Yes No No

Interaction With Others

Work In Team Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Work Solo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interaction With Consumers / Patients Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes 

Physical Requirements

Uniform Required

 No Yes  No  No No No  No  No  No 

Be Able To See Detail As Close Range

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 

Must Sit At A Desk For Long Periods

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 

Be Able To Lift 50 lbs. Or More

No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No 

Basic Office Skills Required

Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation Skills Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 

Basic Math Skills

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes

Typing, Data Entry and 10 Key

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
MS Word Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes

MS Excel

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes

MS Powerpoint

 Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

MS Outlook

 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes

Verbal Communication And Phone Skills

 Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Plan Ahead / Meet Deadlines

 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes

English Speaking Proficiency

 Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

 

Hope this article will guide you in the right way 🙂

 

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