For people who already work in IT — or those who want to join this booming industry — the opportunity to earn a decent living, while doing in-demand work is within reach. That is because IT careers are among the highest paying today.
While it’s hard to predict the technologies that will shape the Information Age in the future — or if this period will continue to be defined this way — skilled IT workers with experience in current and new technologies will continue to be in demand.
Companies’ demands for qualified IT workers who can manage their systems, protect their data, and create new products are increasing. With nearly five million people working in the U.S. in IT roles, according to a Census Bureau report, the job market can be competitive.
IT professionals with an advanced degree, such as a master’s, can use their education to distinguish themselves from others in the workforce.
This page includes information from O*NET Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology fields are expected to grow at a rate of 15% in the next ten years, and the median salary is $100,530, nearly double that of annual wages for all occupations. High-paying roles and annual salaries cited by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report include:
Executive roles in IT
With the computer and information industry’s presence dating back three decades now, more IT-focused roles reside in the C-suite — the executive-level IT-focused leaders who work alongside chief executive officers and chief operating officers.
According to Payscale.com, three of the top-paying C-level roles and their typical responsibilities include:
To learn more about our curriculum, we encourage you to request information about the MSIT program today.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
© 2023 University of Cincinnati Online Copyright Information