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Information Technology

The Information Technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the Montana and global economy. IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.

Wondering what else is out there? Take our Career Interest Quiz if you’re not sure which pathway is for you.

Associate Degree/Certificate

The following careers can be achieved with just 1-2 years of school.
Computer User Support Specialist

Computer User Support Specialist

  • Average Salary:  $49,030
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Average
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Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Average Salary:  $62,190
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Average

Bachelor's Degree

The following careers can be achieved with a Bachelor's Degree.
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Web and Digital Interface Designer

  • Average Salary: $75,510
  • Job Growth (10 yr): Very fast
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Database Administrator

  • Average Salary:  $78,690
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Fast

Bachelor's Degree

4 years of study.
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Information Security Analyst

  • Average Salary:  $90,100
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Very fast
Networking professionals

Network & Computer Systems Admins

  • Average Salary:  $79,780
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Average

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Speaking for myself, the job prospects were great. I had two job offers two months before I even graduated.
Cybersecurity program graduate, Great Falls College
Learn more about Chris's experience

Chart Your Course in IT

There are many options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.
  • Computer Application/Computer & Information Technology
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Network Technology
  • Robotics
  • Senior Year Math
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Network Administration & Security
  • Management Information Systems
  • Job Shadow
  • Apprenticeships & Internships
  • Field Trip to IT-based Company
  • Assist Business/Community Leaders to Promote Events via a website/social media
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Work at School-based Enterprise/School Store
  • Computer Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Game Developer
  • Media Specialist
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Technician
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Virtual Reality Specialist
  • Web Architect/Designer

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