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Career Opportunities in IST

The information technology (IT) sector is projected to remain one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. economy. For more information about job opportunities, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Job descriptions for each LFCC career pathway follows, with a link to frequently asked questions for each area. The job descriptions come from Info~Tech, a research group for IT professionals.

  • "The software developer's role is to design, code, test, and analyze software programs and applications. This includes researching, designing, documenting, and modifying software specifications throughout the production lifecycle. The software developer will also analyze and amend software errors in a timely and accurate fashion and provide status reports where required. "
  • "The database developer's role is to strategically design and implement databases across the organization, while ensuring high levels of data availability. This individual is also responsible for defining standards and models for database architectures. The database developer will in addition evaluate and select all technology components, such as software, hardware, and networking capabilities, for database management systems and applications."

    A list of frequently asked questions has been developed to provide additional information about this career path.

  • "The network engineer's role is to ensure the stability and integrity of in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services. This is achieved by planning, designing and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the network engineer will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support and optimization of all network hardware, software and communication links. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required."

    A list of frequently asked questions has been developed to provide additional information about this career path.

  • "The web developer's role is to build the operations end of the organization's Web sites and keep them running smoothly. This includes designing, building and implementing new Web pages and sites; integrating sites with back end applications; migrating legacy applications to the Web; and performing day-to-day administration of the organization's web portfolio. Use of a variety of web development languages is required."

    A list of frequently asked questions has been developed to provide additional information about this career path.

Additional insight into current job openings in the area can be found by reading the job descriptions and responsibilities of various IT positions found at http://www.dice.com.

 

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