A lot of people have a more “traditional” sense of careers in information systems and technology. That quiet tech guy across the office from you who doesn’t really seem to do much? Believe me, he holds the company together with an often strained budget. If it wasn’t for developers, coders, and “geeks”, companies wouldn’t have the internal data bases to reach customers, it wouldn’t have home pages to grow the brand in the fast paced World Wide Web, and most certainly wouldn’t be able to pay us all automatically over the course of a weekend.
A few key roles Traditional IS often fills would include:
- Java Developers ($60,000-$140,000)
One of the most important IT Careers would be a career in Java Programming. The Java Programming Language has become the worlds number one software technologies providing a wide range of services varying from mobile phone apps to server-side applications.
- .Net Developers ($50,000-$100,000)
Another career in information systems would be a .Net Developer. .Net Developers write and maintain Microsoft based applications and platforms. “When I hear ‘.Net developer,’ I hear more than, ‘They just write code,’ says Julie Yack, co-founder of Colorado Technology Consultants”(cio.com).
- Software Engineer ($90,000)
Software engineers provide the insight and innovation to many applications, operating systems, and social networks.
- IT Security Specialists ($87,000)
Offering both civilian and military applications and services, IT Security Specialists prepare systems for breaches, doxing, hacks, and other cyber attacks that cyber criminals, terrorists, or business rivals might employ against another companies servers or data.
- Database Administrators ($82,000)
Ensuring internal and external business data remain secure, accurate, and available, Database Administrators provide the crucial backbone for key financial, sales, and marketing transactions within the company.