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Technology Careers

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Numerous careers in technology and electronics are expected to see faster than average growth in the coming years. For example, network administrators are projected to experience a 28 percent growth in employment between 2010 and 2020, while electricians have an expected employment growth of 23 percent.

The field of electronics and technology is very broad, encompassing careers in computer hardware, software, and networks, as well as jobs in electronics, electrical system maintenance, and air conditioning systems. Depending on the specific job, individuals may spend the majority of their time working on computers or planning, implementing, and fixing different heating, electronic, or ventilation systems within residential and commercial buildings. Individuals well-suited to careers in these areas are detail-oriented, with strong technical and mathematical skills. For more information about careers in this field, please consult the list of articles below.

Computer Support Specialist Schools

Computer Support Specialists assist individuals and organizations with software, hardware or IT issues. They often earn an associate degree or above, complete additional on-the-job training, and earn relevant certifications.

Electrician Schools

Electricians set up and maintain electrical structures and systems in buildings. They often complete an apprenticeship program. Some have state licenses or college credits.

HVAC Technician Schools

HVAC Technicians repair and maintain heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units and installation systems in buildings. They often complete apprenticeship programs and/or college credits.

Network Administration Schools

Network Administrators manage organizations’ computer systems by supporting various data communication and networks. They typically hold associate or bachelor’s degrees, and often earn IT certifications.

Web Developer Schools

Web Developers use software to program the back-end code on web sites, improving site functionality and speed. Paths to becoming a web developer vary according to desired place of employment, education level, and the professional certifications one attains.