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What Can I Do With a Major In Information Technology?

Information Technology is a broad area of study that prepares students to support the computing infrastructures and needs of individuals and organizations across a variety of domains. Information Technology professionals apply their skills and knowledge to provide technological solutions for those using systems to produce, store, retrieve, analyze and send information. This program provides a broad foundation of knowledge in IT problem solving, web applications, ethics, databases, human computer interaction, and either networking or software development.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Local Job Statistics

The Ohio 2010-2020 Occupational Trends report shows that computer systems analysts, software developers, and network and computer systems administrators are above the 75th percentile for earning, growth, and job openings. Software developers and Systems software are noted in the same document as being among Ohio's fastest growing occupations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites a faster than average rate of growth (22 percent) for information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects, and a much faster rate of growth (31 percent) for database administrators. The BLS also notes that a bachelor’s degree is the usual entry level education required for these types of positions. The Ohio 2020 Job Outlook shows an overall projected rise in Computer related occupations of 17 percent in Southwestern Ohio.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Database Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Center Specialist
  • Desktop Support Director
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Infrastructure Support Director
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Support Director
  • Systems Administrator
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas