Career Training Common Questions

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Why should I enter the IT field?

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Information Technology is essential to the day-to-day operations and long-term growth of all businesses. Because of this, there is rising demand for a range of IT professionals—including Network Systems Analysts, Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Support Specialists and Database Administrators.


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How much is the IT job market growing?

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Jobs in the IT field are growing substantially faster than average. For example, Computer Systems Analyst jobs are predicted to grow 22% from 2010 to 2020; employment of Database Administrators is expected to grow 31% from 2010 to 2020; and Network Systems Analyst jobs are projected to grow 53% from 2010 to 2020.


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Which IT jobs are most in demand?

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There is a continuing and growing need for skilled, certified people in several areas of IT. For instance, Software Developers with strong computer programming skills will meet the increasing demand for computer software. Several industries require expert Database Administrators to optimize their data collection efforts. And companies with an ever greater need to keep their data safe from cyber attacks will require qualified Information Security Analysts.


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How much money can I expect to make in the IT field?


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Companies in a wide range of fields are increasing their demand for highly skilled technology experts, so salary growth looks healthy across a wide range of IT job fields. As a sample, Mobile Application Developer salaries are predicted to rise 9% in 2013; Database Portal Administrator salaries are predicted to increase 7.5%; E-Commerce Web Developer salaries are predicted to surge 7.3%; Network Engineer salaries are predicted to grow 7.8%; and Network Security Administrator salaries are predicted to go up 5.7%.


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What are the time and resource commitments for an IT education?

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New Horizons provides highly focused and relevant in-demand IT training and certification preparation for a variety of IT career paths—typically with a shorter time and smaller financial commitment than a two- or four-year degree.


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Where can I find funding help for my IT training program?

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New Horizons IT training students have a number of funding options, including government funding, Veterans Administration programs and private bank loans.


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How do I choose the right career path?

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Your New Horizons Education Consultant is specially trained to guide you in your IT career path and will work with you to assess your skills and career goals. Based on that assessment your consultant will recommend the path that’s right for you.

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