Information Technology

What is Information Technology? Related Career Titles
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What is Information Technology?

Information Technology is the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information ( .

"The study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems". The responsibilities of those working in the field include network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of an organization's technology life cycle, by which hardware and software is maintained, upgraded, and replaced. (

Related Career Titles

Accountant Numerical Analyst Hydrologist
Contract Admin. Systems Engineer Rate Analyst
Information Scientist Compensation/Benefits Admin Weight Analyst
Research Analyst Engineer Systems Analyst
Actuary Operations Research Analyst Commodity Manager
Cost Estimator/Analyst Systems Programmer Employee Relations Specialist
Inventory Control Specialist Computer Consultant Statistician
Risk & Insurance Specialist Engineering Lab Technician Biometrician
Aerospace Engineer Physicist EDP Auditor
Cryptographer/Cryptologist Teacher: Science/Math/Computers Network Programmer
Investment Banker Computer Engineer Hydro Geologist
Risk Analyst Environmental Technologist Quality Assurance Analyst
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Data Processing Mgr Technical Writer Purchasing/Contract Agent
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Media Buyer Computer Programmer Computer Scientist
Software Engineer Financial Consultant Financial Manager
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Business Intelligence Analyst

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Related Major Skills

Abstract and Formal Reasoning Programming Language Concepts
Knowledge of Operating Systems Multi-tasking
Testing Analyzing
Mathematical Skills Problem-solving
Organizing / Simplifying Logical Thinking
Detail-oriented Thoroughness
Work independently and in teams Advanced Quantitative Abilities
Statistical Analysis Designing Systems
Written and oral communication skills Marketing concepts
Research Classifying / Systemizing
Efficiency Systematic
Critical Thinking JavaScript

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Job & Internship Search Links

Handshake -- UNCW's Online Job & Career Portal

Job Search Resources

Computer World


Just Tech Jobs - searchable by skill

Internet jobs

Jobs for programmers - 6000 employers

Career Marketplace - Technical Jobs and Job Sites

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High Tech Jobs Online

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Computer Jobs

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Vocational Information Center

Careers in Science & Engineering - A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond


Professional Association Links

Internet Society

Association for Women in Computing

Independent Computer Consultants Association

The System Administrators Guild

IEEE Computer Society

Computing Research Association


Progress Energy


Alcatel - Lucent Technologies



American Mathematical Society

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Miscellaneous Resources

EarthWeb: Career Development & Technical Information

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