By Paulo Vargas on June 6, 2015
For the next four years, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has already chosen the select few courses that they want to prioritize in order to spur economic growth.
If you're a freshman or a fresh graduate, the list of degrees they cite can be a cheat sheet as to of what kind of jobs will become in demand in three to four years' time. Unsurprisingly, included in this list is Information Technology (IT).
In today's digital world, services that involve Software Development and IT are becoming more and more in demand. For a business to survive the paradigm shift of almost everything moving into the online and technology space, they need to adapt. This means investing properly in its IT infrastructure, both online and offline. A lot of start-ups like Kalibrr depend on the Internet's free market to deliver their services, and having the best website sets it apart from competitors.
Looking at the big picture, getting involved in IT means that there won't be a scarcity of jobs in the near future.
Are you looking to become a part of this revolution? Kalibrr wants to give applicants an opportunity to be revolutionary, so we rounded up jobs you can get in IT and Software together with their usual requirements. Read on to find out.
There are many name variants to this position. You can find IT specialists, IT associates, IT professionals, and even IT staff.
You can easily spot this position by its job description: the support and maintenance of the IT infrastructure of a company. This description is actually all-encompassing, which means you will do everything from the mentioned support and maintenance of the IT infrastructure, as well as support the staff with IT problems.
To work as an IT Admin (and all its variations), many companies require a degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology.
However, some companies forgo degrees and are more interested in experience. Most fresh grads with degrees can easily nab an IT Admin position with interning experience.
As the job title says, developers are tasked to develop applications and services both online and offline. Developers use programming languages, depending on what a company requires, to develop said apps.
Aside from developing new apps and services, they are also required to maintain existing programs.
The more creative of the bunch, designers are in charge of creating the look of a website or an app. They make sure that the user interface is consistent, practical, and easy on the eyes.
They coordinate with the developers to make sure that the product is usable. Designers are usually experienced and well-versed in programming languages.
Another type of designers are graphic designers. They work mostly with art and copies, and are not expected to know programming languages. Instead, they must be familiar with photo editing softwares.
Degrees are preferred most of the time, but experience is enough.
Data analysts, unlike other IT jobs, are not involved in production. Rather, they work with data that comes from the product. Analysts evaluate problems and investigate the source. Research and data collection are the main tasks. The data collected will analyzed and relayed to developers and designers in order to smooth out the app or website.
Most analysts are not afraid to crunch numbers, are familiar with computer hardware and software, and have good problem solving skills.
Most jobs in the IT and Software industry play on job titles. Often, titles can be vague which reflects the vast responsibilities that it requires. Others are very specific and are looking for expertise and experience.
If you narrow it down to specific jobs, the industry is a lot less daunting, especially if you are a fresh grad considering which career path to take.