Computer careers include information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) positions such as computer programmers, software developers, web developers, database administrators, network administrators, and computer support specialists.
Computer occupations are projected to grow by an average 12.9% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are in the top 25% of growth industry opportunities, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
By occupation, the following growth rates are anticipated:
|Computer User Support Specialists||12.8%|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||7.5%|
Most computer careers require a bachelor's degree. Entry-level positions requiring an associate's degree and 0-2 years of experience include:
|Job Title||Base Salary Range|
|Administrative Assistant||$29,000 - $45,000|
|Help Desk Support||$36,000 - $58,000|
|LAN Support||$38,000 - $68,000|
|PC Maintenance Technician||$31,000 - $49,000|