2017-03-17 / Business

Lucrative careers fall under the IT umbrella

By Jessica Mejia

Today, there are over 27 careers that fall under the IT umbrella, which according to Code.org, is the “# 1 source of new wages in the United States.” IToLogy, the non-profit organization that was born out of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s low-employee pool problem is spearheading the challenge of creating qualified applicants to fill these seats.

The IT field has many positives, including high salaries and job stability, making it a smart career choice for recent graduates or older adults undergoing a career transition.

“Technology is in everything we do. Whether or not you’re going to be a creator or a user, you need to understand it touches everything you do moving forward,” said Rachel Barnett, the director of Development at IT- oLogy. These six exciting and rewarding jobs are proof IT is anything but boring:

• Computer and Information Research Scientists: These scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.

•Software Developers: These creative minds behind computer programs develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.

• Computer Hardware Engineers: They research, design, develop, or test computers or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

• Multi- media Artists and Animators: They create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

•Graphic Designers: They create visual concepts by hand or use computer software to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.

•Medical Records and Health Information Technicians: These technicians compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system.

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