There are more jobs for skilled workers in information technology than there are people.

There is an information technology component in every industry.

IT is more than just programming. Because it spans personality types and skill sets, there is a place for everyone in this ever-growing industry. 

Below are just a few of the jobs you could be ready for in two years or less:

 

Salary range for South Carolina: $12.80/hour - $30.75/hour

 

Computer Engineering Technician
Computer engineering technicians assist with building and repair of computer and electronic hardware and software. They apply knowledge of computer principles to implement the designs of hardware and software engineers. Technicians perform calculations and projections to help create designs, build and test prototypes to improve their designs and conduct quality control in production environments.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
York Technical College

Computer Forensics Technician
Computer forensic technicians combine computer science with forensic skills to recover information from computers and storage devices. Technicians assist analysts and law enforcement officers with cybercrimes and retrieving evidence.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Computer Game Designer
Computer game designers usually work under the direction of a lead designer and may be responsible for drawing components for a new game, writing the stories for those parts or giving practical input about how the game plays. Because the nature of the job is usually collaborative, computer game designers may be given a variety of tasks based on their talents or what needs to be accomplished with game development.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Trident Technical College

Computer Maintenance Technician
Computer maintenance technicians oversee daily computer performance, provide technical support and install new software for computer users. Daily duties may include fielding inquiries, running diagnostic tests to resolve issues and installing updates to existing software. Additionally, technicians may be responsible for setting up new equipment, performing minor repair work and keeping records of service. Technicians may also create manuals and train others on hardware and software.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Computer Network Technician
The computer network technician is responsible for supporting the organization’s computing and telecommunication network operations and procedures. The technician usually works within a team environment to support telephone systems, peripheral equipment, networks, communications equipment and providing support for users’ network needs.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Computer Programming Technician
Computer programming technicians assist in writing and testing code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Computer Service and Repair Technician
Computer repair technicians assess, repair and maintain computers for companies and individuals. They may work directly for a large company, at repair shops, or for computer repair companies which travel to the customer's location. Computer repair technicians use tools and technology to maintain computers at optimal operating levels, and make repairs to computers, processors, hard drives, and monitors.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Denmark Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College

Computer Support Specialist
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some support information technology (IT) employees within their organization while others assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Computer Systems Infrastructure Technician
Computer Systems Infrastructure Technicians are computer professionals who assist companies in building, installing, and maintaining their computer systems. They may work on their own or be employed by consulting firms.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Midlands Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Designer
Cybersecurity Technician
Cyber security technicians are responsible for ensuring information systems data availability, integrity authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. They assist in the development and execution of security policies, plans, and procedures; design and implementation of data network security measures; network intrusion detections and forensics and information system security incident handling.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Denmark Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College

Data Processing Assistant
Data processing assistants perform and oversee a variety of tasks where the scheduling, input, output, and control of computer data is a substantial and/or essential part of the work. The work is typically performed in a data processing center or computer installation running a large number of jobs via a mainframe computer.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College

Database Technician
Database technicians work with a business or client to determine their information storage needs, and then utilize database software to develop a strategy most suited to those needs. They are responsible for updating older database system with new technology as well as troubleshooting and repairing any problems that arise in a database system.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College

Graphics and Animation Designer
Graphics and animation designer is not a standard job title, and the job description varies by company. The work is a cross between graphic design and video editing and involves creating graphics and animations for media companies and advertisers. They may oversee other animators and work closely with art directors to ensure the animators working on a project are all working toward the same goal.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Denmark Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Information Systems Technician
Information systems technicians diagnose computer problems, monitor computer processing systems, install software and perform tests on computer equipment and programs. Technicians may also set up computer equipment, schedule maintenance and teach clients to use programs. Other job duties can include minor repairs and computer parts ordering.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Trident Technical College

Internetworking Technician
Internetworking technicians design and maintain a collection of individual networks and systems that are linked via devices and programs to create one large network. In addition, internetworking technicians install and maintain programs for network routers, hubs and switches and in many cases help troubleshoot problems for individuals and companies.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Trident Technical College

Mobile Application Programmer
Mobile application programmers design, develop and maintain apps for Android and iPhone. They lead the entire app lifecycle from concept stage until delivery and post launch support. They are also heavily involved in driving the company’s mobile strategy.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Midlands Technical College

Web Developer
Web developers create the look, layout, and features of a website. The job involves understanding both graphic design and computer programming. Once a website is created, a developer helps with maintenance and additions to the website. They work with development teams or managers for keeping the site up-to-date and prioritizing needs, among other tasks.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Denmark Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

 

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