Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with people, and the ability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides students with excellent opportunities for interesting work and good pay.
|Computer Information Systems (CIS)||Computer Networking and System Administration
Computer Support Specialist
|Typical Position||Median Salary*|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrator||$77,810|
|Computer Network Support Specialist||$62,250|
|Computer User Support Specialist||$48,620|
*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.
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