Computer & Information Technology Occupations

The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about computer & information technology occupations:

Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.


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.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2019 Median Pay
Computer and Information Research ScientistsComputer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.Master's degree$122,840
Computer Network ArchitectsComputer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.Bachelor's degree$112,690
Computer ProgrammersComputer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.Bachelor's degree$86,550
Computer Support SpecialistsComputer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations.See How to Become One$54,760
Computer Systems AnalystsComputer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find a solution that is more efficient and effective.Bachelor's degree$90,920
Database AdministratorsDatabase administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.Bachelor's degree$93,750
Information Security AnalystsInformation security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.Bachelor's degree$99,730
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsNetwork and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.Bachelor's degree$83,510
Software DevelopersSoftware developers create the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.Bachelor's degree$107,510
Web DevelopersWeb developers design and create websites.Associate's degree$73,760


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!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic