Computers are now becoming part of our world, our society, and our lives. Whether we like it or not, these “robots” are now taking control in the overall development of our contemporary world. Different fields of science including medicine, astronomy, chemistry, genetics, nutrition, et cetera are now experiencing technological advancements because of the aid of computers. Since computer usage is now prevalent, most especially in the marketing/business industry, computer literacy and expertise is an advantage if you’re looking for a job.
One of the popular computer degrees that specialize in computer expertise is Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) – the degree I am currently taking up. Since the first time we had a computer way back 11 years ago, I was really fascinated to its usefulness and the enjoyment it gives me. As early as 7 years old, I barely had an idea already as to what field I’m going to pursue in the future. Now that I’m already in middle years of my degree (the crucial part of the course), I should say that taking up the course is not that easy. Developing new ideas and translating them into computer programs using different computer languages is a big challenge. But despite the hardships, I’m still motivated to pursue and excel in this course because of great job opportunities lying ahead of me.
BRIEF INFO ABOUT BSIT:
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program is focused on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies associated with the information technology profession. The course provides fundamental knowledge and application in both the information systems function and in system development. The curriculum is designed to produce graduates ready to function in information technology positions with the competencies, skills, and attitudes necessary for success in the workplace. The program has five main threads: Business Systems Development, Programming and Operating Systems, Databases, Networks and Telecommunications, and the Web.
POSSIBLE WORK TITLES:
Some people typically ask IT students as to what specific jobs are they most fitted to. When we were once asked about it, some of us would say “tig-ayo ug cellphone” (cellphone repairer), call center agent, computer technician, etc. Despite these misconceptions, there are actually job titles that IT students can have – although, sad to say, only few knew about it. Graduates of BSIT program are prepared to seek a wide variety of technical positions such as:
• Web page Developer
• Network Specialist
• Network Administrator
• Database Administrator
• Information Application Specialist
Other careers in the information technology industry also include: developer, consultant, programmer, software engineer, project manager, security administrator, air and missile defense analyst, analog design engineer, application developer, statistical programming director, software operator, business information technology analyst, circuit design engineer, communications system engineer, computer system analyst, deployment/training manager, digital hardware engineer, field application engineer, game programmer, hardware design engineer, java developer, technical consultant, systems validation manager, pc support web administrator, research analyst, and technical systems manager.
If you are an incoming first year student who’s still deciding as to what course to take, try considering BS in Information Technology. The degree is tough (all degrees are) but the fulfillment of finishing the course is much greater!
FYI: According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for a career as a software engineer is expected to increase 27 percent or more (this is considered “growth much faster than average”) through the year 2014. (Good news for computer graduates!!)