IT Careers

While we love technology as much as the next guy, most of us are in the field because we need to put food on the table. This section takes a look at issues related to an IT professional's career or those interested in getting into information technology.




Is it really possible to teach yourself data science? Can you go from just basic IT skills to becoming a master analyst? The answer is yes,...

6 Key Data Science Concepts You Can Master Through Online Learning


Whether you want to become a cybersecurity specialist, a data analyst or a web developer, there are some steps you should take to maximize...

4 Key Steps to Landing Your First Job in Tech


While men still dominate the top positions in tech, there are women who have worked hard to attain top positions, driving innovative...

12 Top Women in Tech Right Now


Data engineers are very much in demand these days, but too many executives and others have big questions about what these professionals do....

Job Role: Data Engineer


A systems analyst is a valuable part of any company that has any significant IT architecture. But sometimes it’s hard to pin down exactly...

Job Role: Systems Analyst


Software engineers are behind the software and apps that we use every day. But what exactly does the role entail? Here we examine the...

Job Role: Software Engineer


Data analysts are people who collect data and use that data to provide insights. They are “translators” of raw numbers and data points into...

Job Role: Data Analyst


What does a data scientist do in the context of artificial intelligence and machine learning work? A better question would be: What do data...

Job Role: Data Scientist


Almost every organization must now rely on IT professionals. Many of these jobs are very well-paid, come with many benefits and are among...

8 Hot Jobs in Information Systems (and What You Need to Know to Get Them)


Could you be fired by an automated process? It happened to one man due to human error and a lack of oversight of automated systems. See how...

Occupational Hazard: The Pitfall of Automation


The IoT is a new and exciting world, and the IoT solutions architect is very much in demand. This professional takes part in a lot of the...

Job Role: IoT Solutions Architect


Databases are complicated, and DBAs sometimes can feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. These tips can help keep things in...

6 Efficiency Tips for Database Admins


Here we explain what a DevOps manager does ... and why that's important.

DevOps Managers Explain What They Do


Statistics show that employment in IT professions will grow by 13% between 2016 and 2026. Here are some tips on how to land a top job.

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Don't have an IT degree or special IT certifications? No problem. You can still get an IT job. Find out how consultant Greg Miliates made...

How I Got an IT Job Without a Tech Background


The data scientist role is fast becoming the most sought-after career of the technology world. We asked top data scientist Jake Porway from...

Data Scientists: The New Rock Stars of the Tech World


ITIL certification focuses on the basics that matter to business: how to improve IT services, increase productivity and cut costs. That...

ITIL Certification: Why You Need It, How To Get It


Working in the computer industry isn’t for everybody. Find out why writer Shaun Boyd decided to leave it behind.

10 Reasons It Doesn't Pay To Be The Computer Guy


Thoughtful leaders have dreamed up a more fluid software release structure to bridge the development and production environments, but...