Step-by-step guidance on planning a career in information technology (IT) is available via a new free resource from CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global IT industry.
My IT Path delivers an interactive, personalized experience for anyone interested in learning about careers in the IT field.
“Students who are beginning their career considerations; seasoned tech professionals looking to take the next step up; workers in other industries looking to make a career change; members of the armed forces planning to return to the civilian workforce; and anyone else with an interest in technology jobs can explore their options by visiting My IT Path,” said Ryan Blankenship, vice president for content and learning at CompTIA.
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The demand for IT professionals remains strong in many markets around the world. In the United States, for example, employers advertised job openings for nearly 300,000 core IT positions in February. Open positions were available with companies in the tech sector and in other industries, such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education and retail.
“Careers in IT should be particularly attractive to young people having second thoughts about the cost of a four-year college education and the post-graduation student loan debt,” Blankenship noted. “Unlike other industries entry-level IT jobs do not require a college degree. Many companies have openly stated that skills and abilities are what really matter. IT certifications such as those offered by CompTIA are a proven and economical way to validate your skills at a fraction of the cost of college.”