Information Technology Careers for Military Spouses: Career Advancement Accounts
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Information Technology in the Workplace
Information technology (IT) is simply the use of computers to do work that was once done by people or by people using other kinds of equipment. The most common application of IT is the personal computer, which has now replaced the typewriter as a means of producing printed documents and sending correspondence (email). Just as computers are now a normal part of everyday life, they are also a normal part of all industries, businesses, and Government agencies; therefore, credentials in the IT field give military spouses the most choice in workplace settings and locations.
Computer proficiency has become an essential skill for workers in all fields, but advanced skill levels are essential to develop, administer, and integrate computer technology to support business and industry functions. IT jobs typically require 2-year or 4-year degrees and are in high demand. Jobs requiring less education (in the form of certificates) are also plentiful, particularly among small businesses. Ninety-two percent of all IT workers are in non-IT companies, predominantly small businesses.
If you enjoy working on a computer and have good problem-solving skills, you may be well suited for a career in IT. In addition, having good writing skills and the ability to work well with others can help you in an IT job. With many options for continually upgrading your IT skills, you could qualify for an entry-level job with minimal training and have opportunities to upgrade your IT skills no matter where you are located. IT courses are offered at every community college.