Information Technology


Career Summary

The IT career cluster involves careers in the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration. The IT industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has revolutionary impact on the economy and society. In addition to careers in the IT industry, IT careers are available in every all industries of the economy. This Youth Apprenticeship occupational area focuses on the pathways within the Information Technology (IT) industry: Network Systems, Information Support & Services, Web & Digital Communications, and Programming & Software Development 3 . Job growth in all four pathways is expected to be faster than average through 2018 


Career Pathways

General IT:

  • IT Essentials


Network Systems and Information Support & Services:

  • Hardware


Programming & Software Development and Information Support and Services:

  • Software


Web & Digital Communications:

  • Web & Digital Media

Career Options

  • Computer Programmer

  • Data Communications Analyst

  • Database Administrator

  • Desktop Support Administrator

  • Help Desk

  • Instructional Designer

  • Multimedia Developer/Specialist

  • Network Analyst/Architect

  • Engineer/Manager

  • Online Publisher

  • Senior Database Administrator

  • Systems Engineer

  • Technical Writer

  • Web Developer/Administrator

  • Webmaster