The minimum qualification for any IT career is typically a bachelors degree in computer science or information technology. Your coursework should give you a background in computer programming, computer engineering, statics, advanced mathematics, database management, networking, and information systems security. Professional certifications above and beyond a college degree can be a great what to gain new skills and showcase your qualifications. Learning is an ongoing process for any dedicated IT professional. New technologies are always being developed and it will be important to stay informed through classes, conferences, certification, or independent research such as books, magazines, and online discussions.
You're going to be working with computers an awful lot so you should probably have a positive relationship with them. Successful IT professionals have a great love for computers and an interest in emerging computer technologies. But computer skills are not everything. You should also have well developed communication and business skills. It is important to understand the industry you will be working in and be able to communicate effectively with non-technical coworkers and supervisors.
Experience is essential. In some cases it can even act as a substitute for formal educational qualifications. Get involved with computers whenever and wherever you can. Look for part-time work and internship opportunities to gain valuable experience while still in school.
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