Information technology has become an integral part of modern life. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information.
Network and computer system administrators, network architects, database administrators, computer security specialists, Web administrators, and Web developers normally work in well-lighted, comfortable offices or computer laboratories. Most work about 40 hours a week. However, about 15% of network and systems administrators; 14% of database administrators; and about 16% of network systems and data communications analysts (which includes network architects, telecommunications specialists, Web administrators, and Web developers) worked more than 50 hours per week in 2008. Some of these workers may be required to be "on call" outside of normal business hours in order to resolve system failures or other problems. As computer networks expand, more of these workers may be able to perform their duties from remote locations, reducing or eliminating the need to travel to the customer's workplace.
Technology Associate Degree options:
Geospatial Science & Technology:
Network Systems Administration (MCITP):
Network Systems Development (CCNA):
Network Systems Security