By DeVry University
February 2, 2023
6 min read
February 2, 2023
6 min read
As our reliance on technology increases in areas like manufacturing, engineering, shopping, banking, traveling and home security, there is an increasing need for professionals to build and maintain these systems. So, what are tech jobs, and how do they keep our technology systems thriving?
Technology can be defined as the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical tools, and how societies apply that knowledge for practical results.
The transition from analog to digital technologies has enabled the development of countless new or highly improved consumer and industrial applications as well as the creation of tech industry jobs in information technology, software development, cyber security and other areas.
At DeVry, we offer several technology programs to help you build many of the skills required for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy, including undergraduate tech certificates as well as associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The continued expansion of software development for things like artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, robotics and other automation applications will likely result in continued demand for tech professionals who work closely with them. The BLS states that software developers, quality assurance analysts and testers are expected to see employment growth of 25% on a national level between 2021 and 2031.2
Our online Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Web and Mobile Application Development at DeVry can help prepare you to pursue career opportunities in the creation of online and mobile user experiences.
Will there be a demand for IT project managers? The BLS cites that employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 16% on a national level during the decade ending in 2031, a rate that is much faster than the average for all occupations.3
Covering topics like cloud computing, big data storage, mobile applications and computer networks, our Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals can help you learn about many technical solutions that are used to address organization problems and help you prepare to pursue career roles like IT project manager.
Employment of computer systems analysts is projected to grow 9% through 2031 on a national level, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the BLS.4
Our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Cloud-Based Networking and Virtualization can prepare you to pursue a career as a computer systems analyst. This program will expose you to the data center operations and network configurations needed by companies of all sizes to create their cloud. Coursework can also teach you high-level concepts like Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
2Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm
3Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm
4Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-systems-analysts.htm