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Best Technology Jobs of 2019 — Get Started at Dallas Community Colleges

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We’re back with the top jobs of 2019! To kick things off, we are starting with the best technology jobs from U.S. News and World Report’s Best Jobs of 2019 and how you can get started  at the colleges of DCCCD.  We’re sharing the training and degrees that you can get for these jobs. Some of these jobs will require a bachelor’s (or maybe even a master’s) degree, and some won’t; the requirements can vary widely by position and even by individual employer.

1. Software Developer

  • Role: A software developer is the mastermind behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer. Others develop the primary systems that run the devices or control networks.
  • Median Annual Wage: $101,790
  • Educational Pathway: Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science or software engineering. However, you can earn a programming certificate or an associate degree in computer programming. Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science or software engineering.

2. Computer Systems Analyst

  • Role: Computer systems analysts design and help the organization operate more effectively. They know a little about both information technology and business.
  • Median Annual Wage: $88,270
  • Educational Pathway: You can start by earning certifications or an associate degree in an IT field. You may also want to consider earning a bachelor’s degree in the future.

3. IT Manager

  • Role: IT managers can usually be found planning software or hardware upgrades and negotiating with vendors for the service of current products or the purchase of new ones.
  • Median Annual Wage: $149,730
  • Educational Pathway: Start by earning certifications or an associate degree in an IT field. You may also want to consider earning a bachelor’s degree or even an Master of Business Administration (MBA).

4. Information Security Analyst

5. Database Administrator

6. Web Developer

8. Computer Systems Administrator

9. Computer Support Specialist

  • Role: Computer support specialists primarily work with customers experiencing computer issues, often over the phone but also in a variety of settings, such as in-person or via online chat.
  • Median Annual Wage: $62,340
  • Educational Pathway: Education requirements vary depending on what your employer requires. A computer specialist job requires some computer knowledge but not necessarily a bachelor’s degree. To earn your associate degree, check out Personal Computer Support Associate of Applied Science degree.

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