Computer & Information Technology Occupations
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about computer & information technology occupations:
Computer and Information Technologists create or support computer applications, systems, and networks.
Overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 682,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 418,500 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $97,430 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Computer & IT Jobs
Below you find a list of computer and IT positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.||Master's degree||$131,490|
|Computer Network Architects||Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.||Bachelor's degree||$120,520|
|Computer Programmers||Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.||Bachelor's degree||$93,000|
|Computer Support Specialists||Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations.||See How to Become One||$57,910|
|Computer Systems Analysts||Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find a solution that is more efficient and effective.||Bachelor's degree||$99,270|
|Database Administrators||Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.||Bachelor's degree||$101,000|
|Information Security Analysts||Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.||Bachelor's degree||$102,600|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.||Bachelor's degree||$80,600|
|Software Developers||Software developers create the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.||Bachelor's degree||$109,020|
|Web Developers||Web developers design and create websites.||Associate's degree||$78,300|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic