CIT Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the CIT program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Computer User Support Specialist

$18.56
Entry Hourly Wage

Web Developer

$26.75
Entry Hourly Wage

Computer Network Support Specialist

$29.72
Entry Hourly Wage

Computer Programmer[1]

$30.56
Entry Hourly Wage

Software Developer (Systems)[1]

$41.14
Entry Hourly Wage

1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher. Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Computer Information Technology Career Paths

Networking/Security
Network specialists design, install, configure, administer, evaluate and test a wide array of networks including LANs (local area networks), WANs (wide area networks), Internet-based networks, intranets, voice communication and wireless systems, VPNs (virtual private networks) and cloud-based networks.

PC Support
Personal computer support specialists install computer hardware and software, interpret and resolve problems for users, and provide technical support for hardware, software and systems.

Programming
Programmers design, write and update computer programs or software using programming languages such as C, Objective-C, C++, C#, Java and Visual Basic.NET. They perform these tasks for a wide variety of platforms that include Apple and Windows desktop; Apple, Windows and Android mobile; and Web.

Web/Internet Services
Web developers design, code, test and debug Web-based programs and media to create, publish and maintain websites. They integrate graphics, text and digital audio/video using both server-side and client-side technologies to develop rich Internet applications and Web services.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

According to projections by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in computer technology services will grow at more than four times the rate of all industries through 2022.

Computer support positions are in increased demand as organizations upgrade outdated hardware, software and network equipment and require more knowledgeable professionals to respond to user questions.

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ targeted occupations projects 11 separate computer-related positions as high growth areas. High job growth is projected for information systems managers, programmers, systems analysts, database administrators, computer support technicians, information security analysts, computer specialists, computer maintenance technicians and graphic designers.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, lists Web developer and computer network support specialist among its fastest-growing occupations for the coming decade. For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, Web developer is among its fastest-growing occupations and careers with the most job openings through 2022.

The number of computer-related job openings continues to grow rapidly. Depending on the skills sets that you acquire from our various programs, you might work as:

Networking/Security Path

Jobs include:

  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • Convergence technology specialist or technician
  • Home technology integrator
  • Network security specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Cloud-support technician

PC Support Path

Possible jobs are:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Help desk or end-user support technician
  • PC technician

Programming Path

Jobs include:

  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Database analyst

Web/Internet Services Path

Jobs in various fields require Web skills, but the job title or job description may not include wording that makes that obvious right away. Possible positions include:

  • Flash developer (2-D animation)
  • Flex/action script developer
  • Webmaster or Web administrator
  • Digital media specialist
  • Producer
  • Writer or copywriter
  • Editor or copy editor
  • Information architect
  • Product or program manager
  • Graphic designer or layout artist
  • Digital developer