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The Promise of Success: A Career in IT Training

16 NOV 2012
Career Path : Computers and Technology

Today, choosing a career today can be difficult. A person needs to select a field that is both interesting and profitable, with room to grow. It also needs to be a career that has the ability to evolve in today’s world of rapidly developing technology. Making the decision to train in the field of information technology is a wise one, as it provides students with an adaptable background that has the capacity to keep up in a changing world. It is also an investment for the future, as career in IT training provides both a stable environment and a lucrative income.


The proper IT training offers the potential for career opportunities in the following fields:


  • Software developer
  • Quality assurance
  • System analyst
  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Web or Graphic Designer (depending on training)


There is one catch to a career in IT training—prospective employees must have the adequate qualifications in order to be considered for employment of any sort. It is essential that aspiring IT specialists take computer courses, in order to not only gain hands-on training, but also to learn to work the basics of a software-based career.  This includes training with Windows Server 2008, Linux and Cisco routers, as well as additional coverage in everything from incident handling to hacker techniques. Given the choice, employers would rather that their employees have both real world and theoretical training—this ensures that potential hires are productive from the moment that they walk through the door.


The great thing about IT training is that (depending on the capability of the student) a degree can be obtained rather quickly, and at the convenience of the student. So whether you are a new student, or looking to either change or augment your career, a certificate in IT training is within reach (most certificates take only 9-20 months, depending on your area of concentration). This is especially optimal especially since, as of 2010, individuals with IT training enjoyed the benefits of a 92% placement rate (Source: Oulton College). As one of the few careers with a steadily growing demand, individuals with an interest in technology would be wise to consider taking a few computer courses if they want to stand out to prospective employers.


Of course, if you are looking for a tech-based career that allows for a little more color, consider taking web design courses. A career in web design allows for the combination of both creative talent and a technological know-how. Design students take information technology to a different spectrum, and companies depend on this creativity in order to make their companies stand out from the multitude of other companies on the Internet.


Regardless of what technological concentration you choose, IT training will provide you with the skills you need to make you a valuable asset in today’s computer technology driven-world. With the world evolving as fast as it is, you don’t want to get left behind in an outdated career.


Visit Oulton College for more information on IT training.