There are several different educational tracks you can take if you want to pursue a career in information technology, depending on whether you’re interested in designing systems and developing applications or managing networks and databases.
Bachelor’s degrees include computer science, information technology and information technology management.
All require a foundation in math and statistics. Courses in business and communications also are encouraged.
Many programs also encourage students to gain relevant work experience through internships.
You can also improve your opportunities by earning certifications, which are offered through product vendors, computer associations and other training institutions. Many employers regard these certifications as the industry standard, and some require their employees to be certified.
Here are just some of the colleges and universities that offer areas of study in IT.