Why should you be in IT?

This site is design to give students a clear reason why they should get computer knowledge and think about a career in IT. In the last 9 years students have landing careers in the biggest IT companies in the country including Apple, Microsoft, and NASA.

Ask current IT Students

  • Dianna

    Dianna works at Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle, WA. Dan also works in the same division with Dianna. Jeff just finished a summer internship.

  • Vince

    Vince works as an Security Engineer for NASA's Mission Security Team at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington, D.C.

Look at IT in the Top 100 Best Jobs

All jobs aren't created equal. In fact, some are simply better than the rest. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2013 are the occupations that offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components—for instance, the top tier list is filled with tech jobs. Read more on how IT ranks in the best jobs.

  • #4 Computer System Analyst

    Think of a computer systems analyst as a tech project manager. He or she is often a liaison between the IT department and a client, and has influence over both the budgetary and technical considerations of a project.

    Computer System Analyst       Careers in our Area

  • #6 Database Administrator

    The more digitized our society becomes, the more important the role of database administrator becomes. By 2020, we'll need about 33,900 new ones to store, organize, manage, and troubleshoot all the content we store on computers.

    Database Administrator       Careers in our Area

  • #7 Software Developer

    These tech-smart professionals who design, construct, test, and maintain software should see abundant job growth up to the year 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 27.6 percent expansion, or 143,800 new positions.

    Software Developer       Careers in our Area

  • #9 Web Developer

    "Web developer" might seem like a generic term, but a lot of schooling and skill goes into making a website look good and operate well. According to the Labor Department, about 65,700 new Web developers will enter the working world by 2020.

    Web Developer       Careers in our Area

Auston Kuther - Actor

“I'd like to advocate for computer coding to be an institution in the public school systems right next to biology, chemistry, physics, etc. If we want to spur job growth in the US we have to educate ourselves in the disciplines where jobs are available and where economic growth is feasible.“

Jack Dorsey - Creator, Twitter. Founder and CEO, Square

“I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better person...as does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read.“

Bill Gates - Chairman, Microsoft

“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“

Mark Zuckerberg - Founder, Facebook

“Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren't enough people who are trained and have these skills today.“

Todd Park - U.S. Chief Technology Officer

“Technology and computers are very much at the core of our economy going forward. To be prepared for the demands of the 21st century—and to take advantage of its opportunities—it is essential that more of our students today learn basic computer programming skills, no matter what field of work they want to pursue.“