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If you're looking for a new career, or just curious how training can impact your current trajectory, we can help. Here are some of the most common questions our students have asked us during their initial research. If you still have questions for us, schedule a time to meet with one of our local Education Advisers and we'd be happy to help.

 

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Why should I enter the IT field?

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Computers and their technology has completely changed the way orgniazations, people and even governments communicate. 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. Learn more about The Fastest Growing Industries to Consider when Starting your Career Training Program


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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. Want a sneak peek? Learn more about 6 Big Data Career Paths in Growing Demand.


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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 Career Development Solutions 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.  Our training and certification programs are as short as 6 weeks or as long as 8 months depending on the track thats right for you. Learn More about our Upcoming Programs and Start Dates


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

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Students have a number of funding options, including government funding such as WIOA or TAA . Transitioning service members, veterans  and their families may be eligble for vocational training funding. Contact us to learn more about funding options in your local area. 


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How do I choose the right career path?

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You know where you want to do, and we're here to help you get there. Our team of Education Advisors and Veterans Specialists are 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. If you're as excited as we are and want to learn more now, read this blog about How to Choose a Certification for Your Tech Career.

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  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
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  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
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