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Will was dissatisfied with the jobs he was working, but Herzing University helped him form a career path during his time enrolled. After earning his degree at Herzing, he has obtained a job that he absolutely loves.
Is an MBA in your future?
Students enrolled in Herzing University's IT or Network Management bachelor's degree programs could earn up to 12 credits towards their Herzing MBA, thereby saving both time and money.
A career in information technology could be right for you if you:
- Enjoy working with computers
- Can work well in a wide range of environments
- Find technical problem-solving very satisfying
- Are better at thinking, organizing and understanding than persuading
- Work well alone and in a team
IT and Computer Networking Careers
As technology continues to advance, more skilled IT professionals will be needed to install, maintain, manage, repair and secure complex computer network systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and Information Technology occupations is expected to increase by 12 percent from through 2024.
IT professionals work in a variety of environments including professional offices, small businesses, government organizations, and large corporations, and may hold many different titles. Entry-level professionals typically work behind the scenes. After gaining experience and expertise, they can advance to more senior-level work
While there is no universally accepted way to prepare for a job in IT, most employers place a premium on some formal college education. At Herzing, you can align your education to your career goals. A 2-year degree is a prerequisite for many entry-level jobs, while a bachelor’s degree is required for others. To get into management and advance, many employers require a master’s degree.
What are potential Information Technology job titles?
Prospective entry-level IT job position titles include network and computer administrators, help desk technicians, IT support specialist, computer and information systems managers, systems analyst and network architect.
How do I advance in my IT career?
Advancing your information technology career depends on the actual career path you choose –such as computer networking, management or security. Some IT degree graduates move up in their career field simply by gaining on-the-job experience, while others who see themselves as a manager, analyst or IT security professional will need to earn a bachelor’s degree and potentially a master’s degree. For most Information Technology professionals, adding industry credentials throughout your career is beneficial to remaining relevant.
Information Technology (IT) Degree Programs
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This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the field of information technology. Foundational skills taught include end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, cloud computing, virtualization, data storage and technical communication. Advanced skills include database design, project management, information technology management and business systems analysis. Coursework in this program provides a foundation for select industry certifications. These certifications enhance employment opportunities but are not a state specific requirement.
Students will have an opportunity to complete their studies through a selection of elective coursework that deepens their understanding of general information technology concepts.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of information technology. Skills taught include end-user support, client/ server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, and technical communication. Coursework in this program provides a foundation for select industry certifications. These certifications enhance employment opportunities but are not a state specific requirement. Graduates of this program may continue on into a bachelor's degree in information technology.
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Accreditation & Disclosure
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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I had a passion for network and cybersecurity that’s grown stronger throughout my career. I enrolled at Herzing because of its diverse and innovative career programs. Another reason I decided to enroll at Herzing was because of the flexible schedules available to international students.