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WHAT IS IT?

Information Technology (IT) is
the use of computers to store
and process information.

IT is at the heart
of every major industry.

IT jobs are in demand by companies and organizations around the world.

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No matter what field you’re interested in, there are IT jobs in every industry.

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IT PROFESSIONALS WORK IN INDUSTRIES LIKE THESE AND OTHERS.
IT jobs are everywhere, and can be found in companies big and small

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Finance

Entertainment

Fashion

Education

Retail

Healthcare

Social Networking

Communications

Travel

News and Info.

Civil Service

Social Networking

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If these non-technical skills are your strong point, IT might be right for you:

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You can go awywhere with IT

IT jobs are abundant all throughout the country and around the world!

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45%

Less than half (45%) of girls surveyed think IT jobs pay well.

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19%

Only 19% of girls surveyed believe it’s easy to find an IT job.

But right now, in the U.S. alone, there are over 850,000 IT job postings in a variety of industries!

Web Developer:  $62,500
Computer Programmer:  $74,280
Information Security Analyst:  $86,170
Computer Network Architect:  $91,000
Computer and Information Research Scientist:  $102,190
Computer and Information Systems Manager:  $120,950
Median US Salary:
$51,939
Median
IT
Salary:
$82,904

Plus: IT jobs will continue to grow at a projected increase of 17% by 2022.

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Once you’ve decided that IT is for you, validate what you’ve learned through certification. IT education and certification help you get a great job and grow your career.

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93%

93% of hiring managers believe IT certifications are valuable in validating expertise.

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80%

80% of employers reward their staff for passing certification exams with an increase in salary or pay, public recognition, bonus or promotion.

CompTIA’s vendor neutral certifications give you vendor-independent validation of technical skills and have enormous credibility, especially for entry-level job seekers like students.

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With all the different paths IT can take you, you’ll want to explore your options.

Start by talking to your career counselor, a computer science teacher or mentor.

The IT job market needs young women like you.
Find out more about what role you can play in IT at: Comptia.org/AWITCareers

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Sources: HR Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, February 2015; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Employment Statistics, January 2014;
CompTIA Employment Snapshot, Q4, 2014; CompTIA The Multigenerational Workforce study, 2015; CompTIA IT Employment Snapshot, Q1 2016; EMSI