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IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE: EXPLORING CAREERS IN IT

http://sites.mediaplanet.com/stem-education/its-a-beautiful-life-exploring-careers-in-it IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE: EXPLORING CAREERS IN IT Question: What does it take to get a good job these days?
Answer: Plenty of math and science. The average salary for IT jobs in 2012, for positions from Web Administrators, Network Engineers, to Database Managers & Architects was $76,601. According to David Kotfila, Director of the Cisco Networking Academy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, “There are five or more jobs for every student we graduate.” These jobs are everywhere, but in the Washington metro area, the need is especially great. “Washington is a major IT center,” explains Louis D’Allessandro, professor of IT at George Mason University. In networking alone, 25,000 jobs are projected by 2018. These are good jobs, too, Kotfila adds. “Starting salaries range from $64,000 a year to $100,000.” Prep work It’s a great time to enter the IT field, but how do you get there? The ro…

Director Peter Fox Interview

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Director Peter Fox discusses Information Technology and Web Science and RPI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn4IZTBj10s

Video of ITWS Alumni - Veterans Put Their Skills to Use at Cisco

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ITWS Alumni Matt Heffler talks about working at Cisco as a Veteran.