What does an IT major do?
An IT major studies the growing technological needs of today’s society. As an IT major, you will learn how to analyze and manage the information technology needs of businesses, large and small. There are many disciplines you can focus on as an IT major, including programming, software, hardware, web, and more.
What types of jobs do IT majors take after graduation?
There are a variety of career paths available to IT majors, including:
- Software Engineering
- Web Development
- Quality Assurance
- Database Development/Management
- IT Management
- Business Analyst
What degrees do IT majors pursue?
Most IT majors first earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology or Computer Science, and may later decide to pursue a Master’s of Science in Information Technology or Computer Science. Certain schools may also offer more specific degree programs for your IT discipline, such as Networking, Web Development, etc.
How much does an IT program cost?
School costs vary widely, depending on the type of school you choose and what type of program you are pursing. You can find average school costs for public IT colleges and private IT colleges in our compare colleges section.
How do I pay for an IT program?
Whether you are paying for an undergraduate or graduate IT program, it’s important that you complete the FAFSA and review your financial aid options. You should start by trying to obtain college scholarships and college grants (free money) to pay for your IT program. Then use federal student loans, such as the Federal Stafford Loan. If free money and federal loans are not enough to pay for your IT program, you can begin to research private student loans to cover the remainder of your school costs.
What is the average salary for IT majors?
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, starting salary offers for graduates with a bachelor’s program in computer science averaged $61,407 in July 20091.
An IT major probably performs well in or enjoys the following subjects:
- Computer Science
- Mathematics (including Calculus)
- Science (including Physics)