With the necessity to store and share data in today’s economy, information technology jobs can be found in every industry. From getting a website built to making a computer network more secure, workers with IT job skills provide key support to many businesses. Job titles include software developer, database administrator and computer help desk specialist.
Information technology (SOC Codes 11-3020.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers; 15-1000.00 Computer Occupations) jobs deal with the automated processing and storage of electronic information. From software developers to database administrators and computer help desk specialists, these professionals specialize in electronic information. Information technology workers are more common in IT heavy industries, like software publishing (information industry) and the professional services industry, but they also can be found in almost all industries that help the flow of business information.
The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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