Starting a tech career, like any great tech problem, doesn’t have just one solution. The vast world of technology offers numerous career paths, ranging from a database administrator to a network engineer and everything in between. As a result, there are many questions to ask yourself: Do I need a four-year degree? What technical certifications should I obtain? What jobs are available if I get this certification? How much money will I make? What is my career trajectory if I choose this path?
For the IT job seeker, MicroTrain has identified eight different IT Career Pathways that offer answers to all of these questions. It identifies the exact fundamentals required for a particular position, acting as an aid to everyone from an entry level job seeker, with no experience or degree, to the most advanced job seeker. Take, for instance, something as simple as the job title, “Support IT.” By using MicroTrain’s IT Career Pathways tool, one can visually see the career path for an entry level job title progress to that of an advanced IT job title of Help Desk Manager. Specifically, it offers insight to Chicagoland Statistics of salary expectations, provides samples of related job titles, reveals the amount of current job postings, as well as identifies who is hiring in the Chicagoland area for these positions. This trajectory is further complimented by also providing what certifications and/or degree is necessary for each position.
The IT Career Pathways tool is an excellent resource for anyone considering a career in IT at any level. Check out MicroTrain’s IT Career Pathways on the homepage of the MicroTrain website at www.microtrain.net or directly download the PDF at https://www.microtrain.net/files/career_pathways.pdf.