Hong Li, Chair
» Namm Hall 914 (N-914)
The following occupations represent the world of technology today. Computer technology is a dynamic field. Professionals in the field will continue to learn and grow over the course of their careers.
Database administrators coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement databases applying knowledge of database management systems.
Network administrators install, repair, and maintain complex communications equipment. Investigates and resolves communication problems.
System administrators use knowledge and skills to solve computer problems and enable computer technology to the individual needs of an organization. Employment for these positions is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.
System analysts analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing computer systems. They may design and develop new computer systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software, or they may devise ways to apply existing systems' resources to additional tasks. The employment outlook is excellent. Job opportunities for analysts are projected to grow much faster than the national average.
Software engineers and programmers write programs as well as tests them. Computer software engineering is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations, adding the most new jobs. Projected job-growth outlook for computer programmers is positive.
Computer support specialists provide hardware and software technical support and assistance. Provide training to system users. Investigate and resolve computer software and hardware problems of users. Support current operating systems, and business application software. The employment outlook for this specialty is projected to grow faster than the national average.
Web developers design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. An increase in jobs is expected in this specialty.
The widespread use of the Internet and intranets has resulted in an increased focus on information security. Security threats range from damaging computer viruses to online credit card fraud and identity theft. Information security analysts mitigate this threat, assess computer systems for areas of vulnerability, manage firewalls, and provide protection against intrusion and software "viruses." The employment outlook for this field is excellent.