Information Technology

The field of information technology (IT) continues to offer a wealth of opportunities for professionals to grow their careers, adapt, and continue to develop their technical skill sets. The great news is that a Champlain College Online undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate is built with not only technical competencies in mind, but also soft skills like creativity, problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking that will serve our students for their lifetime. While it is a given that technology will change, the enduring value of your Champlain education provides a foundation for future growth and opportunity.

Job Outlook for Information Technology Graduates

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 11% from 2019 to 2029 – much faster than the average for all new occupations – as a result of an increased business focus on cloud computing, data collection and storage, and information security. The median annual salary for these occupations is $91,250.*

Because the field of IT is so diverse, so too are the types of organizations and roles where our alumni can be found.  Graduates of Champlain’s online computer information and information systems degree program will be prepared to enter a variety of technical career paths across many fields and industries, including IT support, programming, application development, infrastructure architecture, and more.

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020; job titles: Payscale, 2020

When deciding where you’d like to pursue your career in technology, keep in mind that technology is embedded in every organization, business, and community.  In addition to identifying what level skill you have, think about what kind of environment you’d thrive in and what would align with your core values or motivators, e.g. money, work-balance, flexibility, advancement, giving back.  Technology is a very dynamic industry.  Employers don’t expect you to know everything but they do look for those who can “figure it out” and stay on top of new trends.

Why You Should Consider a Career in Information Systems Management

I get asked this question quite often:

“Why would I choose an information systems management degree over another IT-related or business degree?”

It’s a great question that deserves some time and attention, because the information systems management career field …

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