?Technology? is a term which can include a wide range of activities. You may find that information technology (IT) and computer science are the first things that come to mind. Certainly computers and IT play a pivotal role in the modern world, but there are many other technologies which you can study with a view to a rewarding career.
Programs are available at the associate?s, bachelor?s, and master?s level, and will generally combine a background in science, math, and general technology with more specialized study in your chosen field. Whatever kind of technology career you wish to follow, you will find a degree invaluable, both to get that important first job and to develop your career path into the future. Because of the wide choice of disciplines available, you should carefully consider what your career ambitions are before committing to an academic program.
What is the outlook for technology graduates?
The job outlook will vary according to the technology you study. Technology is the future, however, so most technology careers should offer you good prospects. To take one example, the Bureau of Labor predicts that jobs for computer and information systems managers will grow much faster than the average through year 2012. Not all technologies will mirror the ?computer revolution,? but the principle of technology being a growth area makes a technology degree an excellent investment in your future.
Publish date: February 10, 2011