Information Technology Career Cluster
For entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.
Career Pathways within this Cluster:
Network Systems - Careers in Network Systems involve network analysis, planning and implementation; including design, installation, maintenance and management of network systems. Successful establishment and maintenance of information technology infrastructure is critical to the success of almost every 21st century organization. People with expertise in Network Systems are in high demand for a variety of positions in organizations of all sizes and types, doing work such as creating and maintaining the infrastructure in medical facilities that enables multiple doctors to view the same patient‘s X-rays in real-time to determine the diagnosis and the best treatment.
Information Support and Services - Careers in Information Support and Services involve IT deployment, including implementing information systems. Successful IT deployment — implementation of computer systems and software, provision of technical assistance, creation of technical documentation and management of information systems — is critical to the success of most 21st century organizations. People with expertise in Information Support and Services are in high demand for a variety of positions in organizations of all sizes and types, doing work such as integrating multiple databases at a global investment company, enabling employees to share information between the New York, Paris and Hong Kong offices and improving service to customers
Web and Digital Communications - Careers in Web and Digital Communications involve creating, designing and producing interactive multimedia products and services, including development of digitally-generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications and marketing. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media (the World Wide Web, CD- ROM, DVD) to communicate with existing and potential customers, to track transactions, and to collaborate with colleagues. Web and digital communications experts can find employment opportunities in organizations of all sizes and types, doing work such as creating ebusiness auction Web sites that allow people around the world to buy and sell items in real-time.
Programming and Software Development - Careers in programming and software development involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. People with expertise in programming and software development work with cutting-edge technologies to