Despite recent setbacks with the COVID19 pandemic, Information Technology jobs in North Carolina are on the rise. This is great news for those currently unemployed and/or seeking new careers.
According to WRAL-TV*, while the unemployment rate in NC is dropping, job openings are still down 18% from this time last year. Hiring rates are slowing as many states are pulling back from fully re-opening as originally planned. IT, however, remains strong with technology jobs increasing since last year by 41.9%.
As much of the country turns to at-home work and cloud-based operations, this increases the need for skilled IT professionals. So, what can you do to get ahead? Educate yourself and earn an IT certification. With the right training, you could earn a certification and be working in IT in just a few short months.
Website developers design and create websites. Developers write code, use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools, work with images, create hyperlinks, add tables and forms, and add video and audio to Web pages. $69,430** Salary
Computer Network Support Specialists analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. $68,860** Salary
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. $55,180** Salary
Network and computer systems technicians are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks. Technicians have the knowledge and skills needed to install, manage and troubleshoot a variety of networks on any platform. $53,470** Salary
** BLS data