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IT Careers

Interested in an IT career? Use these resources to explore this fast-changing field.

Searching for a career with challenge, creativity, and advancement options? That's IT. Information technology is a dynamic and high-demand career field.


Assess Yourself

Your success in IT starts by finding which careers fit you best. To do that, you need know a little bit about yourself.

These IT quizzes help you learn how to succeed in an IT workplace and examine your entrepreneurial skills.

What are common mistakes IT workers make on the job? How can you avoid these mistakes? Take this quiz to learn how to be successful in IT.

Do you have the qualities to be a successful entrepreneur? Take this quiz to see if self-employment is for you.

IT Careers and Industries

IT is a career field found in every industry. IT professionals are hired to work in government, health care, finance, law enforcement, and non-profit organizations. IT positions often require a combination of training, work experience, and technical skills.

Careers in Information Technology
List of specific IT careers.

Information Technology Career Clusters
Explore occupations, industries, and majors with common knowledge and skills before narrowing your search.

Career Pathway Diagrams
Career Pathways are small groups of occupations within a career cluster.

These four Information Technology diagrams allow you to see related careers that require different education levels.

Information Support and Services
Occupations related to Information Technology deployment, including implementing computer systems and software and providing technical assistance.

Network Systems
Occupations related to network analysis, planning and implementation.

Programming and Software Development
Occupations involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software.

Web and Digital Communication
Occupations involve the creating, designing and producing of interactive multimedia products and services.

Industries in Information Technology
List of specific IT industries.

IT Center of Excellence

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence promotes connectivity between industries and Minnesota State schools. They help students gain access to the latest technologies and work-based learning opportunities, and facilitate education and training for business partners to meet their workforce needs today and into the future.

Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence

Strives to promote a vibrant information technology (IT) community in Minnesota. It promotes career success for learners and provides employers with the IT talent needed to thrive in the information age. The center has three strategic goals:

  1. Increase enrollment in IT programs with a focus on underrepresented populations.
  2. Help IT students and alumni improve employability through opportunities to gain real-world experience and develop career success skills.
  3. Identify and address emerging talent needs of IT employers through collaborative approaches with educators.

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence provides a variety of resources and programs to support these goals and works directly with IT program faculty, employers, and students from middle school to college levels.