MS in Information Technology - Careers

Be Prepared for a Successful Career in
Information Technology

For those who have earned an online Information Technology Master's degree, careers and opportunities are increasingly available as organizations leverage information technology for more effective information management and business solutions.

MS in IT careers span a variety of leadership roles:

  • Systems architect
  • Systems software manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data processing manager
  • Director of information technology
  • Chief information officer

Expand Your Information Technology Skills with an MS in IT Degree

Our MS in IT course work will help you develop your analytical skills and expand your understanding of IT applications enterprise-wide. Develop your skills in:

  • Object-oriented concepts to solve software issues and implement solutions, including algorithm problem-solving.
  • Analysis, design, implementation and management of IT systems.
  • Computer operating systems, hardware operational methods, software functionality and data management.
  • Developing and specifying application system requirements.
  • Techniques of IT project management, leadership, teamwork and project risk management.
  • Computer simulation and modeling techniques and methodologies.
  • Use of telecommunications technology to solve specific business issues to enhance strategic positioning.
  • Designing, developing and implementing database management systems.
  • Strategic uses of information technology in contemporary business environments.

Information Technology Salary and Career Prospects

Career opportunities for those in the information technology field remain strong. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in various professions in the IT field will increase between 12 and 31 percent by the year 2020.

As information technology applications expand across all industries, career prospects for IT professionals will continue to grow. Those with an MS in Information Technology degree will have a competitive advantage when interviewing for advanced positions in this field.

Information Technology Career Resources

Learn more about the latest news and access helpful career resources in the  information technology field at the following web links:

Career Opportunities

SNHU Career Development Center - Information Technology Outlook
Learn about potential careers for students majoring in Information Technology.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook on Computer and Information Systems Managers, 2010-2011
Access the latest information on recommended education and training, job prospects, and expected earnings of computer, information systems, and IT managers.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Association of Information Technology Professionals
AITP is the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders. Its mission is to serve members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration.

Global Information Technology Management Association
The Global Information Technology Management Association's mission is to promote the careful examination and dissemination of IT management issues in all parts of the world. While academic issues are certainly important, the association places an equal emphasis on practitioner and industry issues of information technology.

Association for Information Systems
The AIS Mission is to advance knowledge in the use of information technology to improve organizational performance and individual quality of work life.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society is the world's premier organization of computing professionals, with rich offerings in publications, standards, certifications, conferences, and more.

New Hampshire High Technology Council
The New Hampshire High Technology Council's purpose is to bring together representatives from the private and public sectors to establish and maintain financial, technical, management, legislative and educational support programs that encourage innovative research and technology-based industrial development in New Hampshire.

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