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Technology & IT Degrees and Programs Offered in Ohio (OH)

Technology and IT degrees in Ohio can lead to some rewarding careers. However, they require a good deal of problem-solving skills, as you will design and create various software programs for all kinds of computer operations. If you are looking for a competitive edge, consider many of the voluntary certifications that demonstrate an ability to use a certain program or computer language.

Using technology and IT degrees in Ohio: Continued learning is key

Since technology is ever-evolving, it's important to stay up to date. Either by certifications or even graduate school, staying current is necessary to keep your skills up-to-date and excel in a demanding, high-paying job.

Here are salary and job growth projections for the hottest growth careers for graduates with technology and IT degrees in Ohio, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Families.

Network systems and data communications analysts: With a mean annual salary in Ohio of $71,510 as of May 2009, the field of network systems and data communication analysts is projected to experience 43.2 percent job growth between 2008 and 2018. Theirs is the fastest growing IT career in Ohio.

Computer software engineers, applications: As of May 2009 computer software engineers earned a mean salary annually of $81,480. Between 2008 and 2018 projected growth for this occupation is 31.1 percent.

Computer software engineers, systems software: The mean annual salary for computer software engineers was $83,140 in May 2009, and 24.4 percent job growth is projected from 2008 to 2018.