Are you an analytic thinker who likes solving problems and troubleshooting hardware or network issues? Do you speak techie? But then are you able to pivot and speak non-techie to technologically-challenged parents?
If any of these questions resonate with you, the IT industry may be a fit for you.
The IT sector is comprised of companies and individuals who produce software/hardware equipment or provide internet-related services. Companies rely on computer technicians and analysts to maintain their internal networks, replace aging equipment, and keep their data secure from malware and security threats.
As cloud computing and data storage become more affordable, more powerful and ever changing, a robust IT workforce is as important as ever for the success of businesses across all industries.
IT jobs cut across all industries, but here are some of the positions you can land in the field. Salary information listed is the average annual salary according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor.
FastForward has several different trainings under its IT umbrella. Here are the credentials we help train our students for:
Here are a handful of stories that highlight the field, including success stories from our own program.
Not all trainings are offered at every college, and they change based on the workforce in each region. The best way to find out if a training is offered near you is to contact your local FastForward Career Coach.