By DeVry University
November 30, 2022
9 min read
November 30, 2022
9 min read
If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in computer and information technology, you may already be aware of the broad and interesting range of entry-level tech jobs in this field.
This industry is growing fast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15% on a national level from 2021 to 20311, much faster than the average for all occupations, and more than 400,000 job openings per year, on average, are projected as a result of continued growth and to replace people who leave the workforce.
By now, you’ve likely asked yourself two questions: What tech jobs for beginners are available, and what education and industry certifications might be required for each of them?
It’s important to note that individual employers may have unique requirements in hiring for tech jobs, and that earning an undergraduate certificate does not guarantee that you’ll be hired.
That said, here is a list of 15 entry-level tech jobs that you can pursue with an undergraduate certificate:
Cloud Computing: Our Undergraduate Cloud Computing Certificate program helps you gain hands-on experience using digital devices, sensors and cloud-based tools to build relevant IoT (Internet of Things) systems. Covering the fundamentals of wired, optical and wireless technologies, cloud computing, data center visualization, network design, networking and security and operating systems, this certificate program can prepare you to pursue an entry-level position as a Cloud Support Specialist.
Cyber Security: With its focus on defending against data breaches, our Cyber Security Certificate program can help prepare you to pursue a career as a Network Systems Administrator, Cyber Security Analyst or Information Security Analyst with the fundamental skills to combat cybercrime. Courses in this program will teach you how to design strategies to protect information, infrastructure and brands against cyberattacks.
Data Mining: Our Undergraduate Certificate in Data Mining and Analytics can teach you the skills to build, verify and test data models upon which sound business decisions are made, preparing you to pursue an entry-level position as a Data Miner.
Engineering Technology: Our Engineering Technology Certificate Program arms you with the fundamental knowledge of engineering principles, information technology and systems automation. Through hands-on learning, you can build many of the skills needed to support the maintenance, installation and testing of automated, computer-based or distributed systems and prepare to pursue an entry-level role as a Field Service Technician.
Information Technology Essentials: You can develop many of the core skills needed to pursue an entry-level role as an IT Help Desk Support Specialist or Computer Systems Analyst with our IT Essentials Certificate. This program is designed to help you prepare for an IT career by exposing you to concepts across the broad field of tech. Gain hands-on experience with IoT projects, networking, digital devices, programming, operating systems and more. Elements of this curriculum will also help you prepare to pursue industry IT certifications like CompTIA A+, LINUX+, NETWORK+ and Cloud+.
Internet of Things: Our Internet of Things Certificate program can help you gain important parts of the IoT education needed to implement, configure and manage IoT systems without any prior tech industry experience and prepare you to pursue an entry-level role as an IoT Technician.
Networking Essentials: Our Undergraduate Certificate in Networking Essentials can teach you how organizations and businesses are networked to exchange secure information in wireless and hardwire formats. Covering networking, problem solving, data analysis, digital devices and digital literacy, this program can prepare you to pursue an entry-level role as a Computer Network Support Specialist or Network Technician. You’ll also gain hands-on experience with IoT technologies and projects.
Programming Essentials: Our Computer Programming Essentials Undergraduate Certificate program is designed to provide exposure to essential concepts in this area, and no prior tech experience is required. Courses in this program will prepare you to pursue an entry-level position as a Coder, writing code and creating applications using industry-recognized programming languages like Python.
Software Design & Solutions: If you’re interested in pursuing an entry-level role as a Mobile App Developer or Software Application Developer, our Undergraduate Certificate in Software Design and Solutions can help you develop new skills like programming, database concepts and the implementation of software design strategies. Built around our Tech-Empowered Learning approach, this certificate program will also teach you advanced application and product development, coding, programming and database systems and digital devices and operating systems.
1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
2The Tech Essentials Grant will be awarded upon completion of the IT Essentials Certificate program.
The grant will be applied to your student account. If a credit is generated, funds may be sent to you
unless you have borrowed loans as funding would then be returned to your lender. Some restrictions
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