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Check out this section to learn more about typical technology jobs. Profiles and descriptions include the duties, qualifications and training, career path and salaries related to your current or desired role.

Computer Engineer - Career Profile
Job description for computer engineering. The duties and responsibilities of a computer engineer, the education required to enter the computer engineering field, and important technical skills required to become a computer software engineer or a computer hardware engineer. Information on fields typically employing computer engineers, and niche areas where computer engineering skills are in demand.

Cyber Threat Analyst - Career Profile
A definition of the cyber threat analyst career, which falls within the information security realm. Includes a summary of the cyber threat analyst's duties, as well as required education and certifications. Learn about the technical skills and experience you will need in order to get hired as a cyber threat analyst, as well as other types of cyber threat analysis skills employers are looking for.

CIO - Chief Information Officer
Learn what a CIO is and the importance of the CIO in an organization. Find out what background a CIO needs to have in order to be successful. Includes links to CIO resources and educational information. Find out if you have what it takes to be a CIO.

Business Analyst Career Profile
What is a business analyst? This career profile will tell you more about what a business analyst does, the responsibilities and role of a business analyst, what kind of education or training you need to become a business analyst, and what kinds of skills are required for a business analyst role.

Systems Engineer
A profile of the systems engineering or system engineering position, including the typical duties of a systems engineer, as well as the skills, training, certification and experience required to move into this career.

Information Systems Security Manager
A profile of the Information Systems Security Manager position: responsibilities, day-to-day tasks, and knowledge, experience and training requirements.

Software Engineer
Find out about the skill sets, education and coding know-how required to become a software engineer, and what you can expect in terms of salary, performance incentives and promotions.

Profile of a Software Test Engineer
Duties of a software test engineer, types of testing the software testing engineer is responsible for. How to become a software test engineer; what kind of education is required and what career path to expect. Also includes a list of companies that typically hire software test engineers.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Profile
An overview of the software quality assurance engineer's duties, including the difference between software QA and software testing. How to become a software quality assurance engineer, including an overview of required education, and the expected career path for a software QA engineer.

Career Profile - Project Manager
An overview of the project manager role in IT, as well as information on how to become a project manager and what kind of career path you can expect.

Career Profile - Web Developer
An overview of the web developer role, as well as information on how to become a web developer and possible career paths.

Career Profile - Network Engineer
A description of the network engineer role, including information on how to become a network engineer and what kind of career path you may expect in this job.

System Administrator
Information on what the system administrator role entails, how to become a system administrator, and what kind of career path you can follow if you choose this job.

Games Programmer - How to Become a Games Programmer
Profile of a Games Programmer. Learn what a Games Programmer is and how to become a Games Programmer. Get information about Games Programming degrees. Find out what companies are hiring Games Programmers.

Top IT Jobs
Here are some of the best IT jobs in the United States today based on salary, hiring outlook and working conditions.

Top 10 Most Demanding Tech Jobs
In a survey of about 800 IT professionals across the world, Emerson Network Power has ranked the ten most demanding IT jobs, based on time constraints, responsibility and how often they are on call.

Software Application Developer Salary
If you're an application developer, or planning to become one, it's a good idea to take a look at what your peers are making before negotiating your salary. In 2011, the median salary for software application developers was $89,280. However your experience, certifications, where you live and the company you are applying to can all play a role...

Systems Software Developer Salary
When it comes to landing a job as a systems software developer, you should know beforehand if the salary you're being offered is competitive or not. Your education and experience should be a factor in salary negotiations. Your region and the company itself will also determine how much you get paid. In 2011, the median salary for systems software...

Computer Support Salary
While the titles may vary, those who provide computer support generally work on desktop computers and some networks either on-site or over the phone helping customers. The median salary for computer support specialists in the U.S. in 2010 was $46,260. This varies by the amount of experience you have, education, where you live and what industry...

Network Administrator Salary
Network and computer administrators earn an average of about $70,000 per year. This can be a highly specialized field requiring a college degree and hands-on experience. Salaries vary widely depending on the individual's experience, expertise, where the company is located and which industry the company is in.

Database Administrator Salary
Database administrators (DBAs) earn a median salary of about $75,200 per year. This can be a highly specialized position, often requiring a college degree and hands-on experience. Salaries vary widely depending on the DBA's experience and specialization, as well as the company's industry and geographic region.

Web Developer Salary
If you are a web developer or considering becoming one, here are some facts about web developer salaries you will probably be interested in knowing. While web developer salaries vary depending on expertise, experience, location and industry, average salaries have been compiled by state and federal agencies as well as private sector surveys,...

IS Manager Salary
Computer and information system (IS) managers are responsible for the computer technology and data of their organizations. While job titles and salaries vary, typically salaries for these positions range between $73,000 and $185,000.

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The benefits and challenges of working for the Defense industry
An IT pro with 32 years' experience working for the defense industry, talks about the benefits, drawbacks, and skills required.

Four signs you might be a bad boss
Often, IT pros are promoted because of their technical skills. The problem is that sometimes they don't know how to manage effectively.

Here's why the hiring process for IT needs to change
If you're looking for IT talent to keep up with tech changes, don't fall into this trap.

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