Brittainy Williams

I currently work for Geek Squad (i know…a joke of a job) but I was trying to use it as a stepping stone to a higher paying opportunity. I currently make $15/hr as a Consultation Agent (which is just a fancy way of saying Secretary) I basically teach people how to use their devices, basic troubleshooting and problem solving. I just feel like there has to be something better!!! What would I need to jump the fence into maybe a Help Desk or An IT job?? Degree? Certification? Just Experience?? Any answers are appreciated!! 🥰 #jobsearch #careerchange #motivation #JobChange

3 months ago
Jose Pena

I would try to use whatever training opportunities that Geek Squad may provide. Yet, you may have to seek some IT certifications and even seek a degree in information systems or computer science to find a career that you would like.

Johnny Sepulveda

7 IT jobs that are smoking hot

AI and deep learning engineers What you’d do: Artificial intelligence engineers program computers to “think” like humans. If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, then you know exactly what we’re talking about—and have probably even talked with the bots themselves. The goal of AI and deep learning engineers is to create “smart” systems that can recognize fingerprints, movement, and voices, interpret information, solve problems, and communicate in a humanlike voice.

Companies hiring: Microsoft, Amazon, Infosys

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VR/AR What you’d do: Ever wonder what it would be like to live in another world? Working in this field is probably the closest you’ll get to it by creating virtual or augmented realities using computer-generated sensory input like sound, video, graphics, or GPS data.

Companies hiring: Intel, Ogilvy, EON Reality

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Security analyst What you’d do: Security analysts act as the police force for the IT world. Typical responsibilities include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks, and data to protect companies and consumers against hackers, viruses, and security breaches.

Companies hiring: Unisys, Zachary Piper, Lockheed Martin

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Cloud integrator What you’d do: Job prospects for this position (literally) reach for the clouds. Cloud integrators design cloud services, build and deploy cloud-based storage, transfer files and data to a cloud program, and ensure the security of the cloud.

Companies hiring: S&P Global, LearnVest, McGraw-Hill

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Full-stack engineers What you’d do: Working in both the front and back ends of web development, full-stack engineers are tasked with a full plate of responsibilities. On the front end, you’ll build everything users see and interact with on a website. Meanwhile, on the back end, you’ll be the brains behind the application, server, and databases that are the heart of a website.

Companies hiring: Amazon, Ventrum, Workday

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Data scientist What you’d do: Data scientists spend hours looking at spreadsheets that would make most people’s heads spin, but creating value out of numbers is what they love about their job. In this role, you would create machine learning-based tools and processes and perform statistical analysis.

Companies hiring: MarketShare, AT&T, Lockheed Martin

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IoT engineer What you’d do: Working in the Internet of Things (IoT) can sound like a daunting position, but it’s going to transform the way we live and work. As an engineer, you would work to connect the power of the Internet to everyday objects (think self-driving cars).

Companies hiring: Honeywell, Prism Skylabs, Xylem

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Johnny Sepulveda

20 Information Technology jobs Here is a list of 20 IT jobs with salaries ranging from the mid-$50,000s to over $130,000, according to Indeed's national average. For the most up-to-date salary information from Indeed, click on the salary link for each job title below:

  1. IT coordinator National average salary: $54,756 per year Primary duties: IT coordinators are also referred to as IT managers. They act as a liaison between the technical positions of a project and the users. IT coordinators determine and implement organization technology goals.

  2. Network systems administrator National average salary: $69,942 per year Primary duties: A network systems administrator maintains system efficiency, monitors activity troubleshoots any issues that arise. They also support networking setups, ensure that different segments work well together and make recommendations for software and hardware upgrades.

  3. IT analyst National average salary: $73,688 per year Primary duties: An IT analyst evaluates user needs to design and implement information technology solutions. They typically communicate with stakeholders and business management to determine their requirements and coordinate with developers to implement a technological solution. They cover the project from beginning to end and make changes to best suit the needs of the organization.

  4. Systems analyst National average salary: $74,679 per year Primary duties: System analysts are responsible for evaluating, diagnosing and making recommendations on software solutions according to a business's needs. They may also oversee the implementation to ensure seamless migration of organizational data and processes.

  5. App developer National average salary: $81,124 per year Primary duties: Application developers analyze client needs and code applications to meet their specifications. They may also be responsible for working with an organization's IT department to implement and maintain software solutions.

  6. Computer forensic investigator National average salary: $83,560 per year Primary duties: Computer forensic investigators analyze information found on data storage devices including networks and computers for use in criminal investigations. They are also required to submit reports based on this information and may be required to testify in court.

  7. Information security analyst National average salary: $84,656 per year Primary duties: An information security analyst works with organizations to determine the level of protection their data/organization needs. They work to identify threats, design and implement solutions to fit their client's needs. Information security analysts also investigate security breaches and take measures to mitigate any damages of the threat.

  8. Programmer analyst National average salary: $85,418 per year Primary duties: A programmer analyst evaluates a business's finance, human resources, manufacturing and marketing needs to determine the best functional solutions. They may also write code and work on debugging a business's current applications. Programmer analysts recommend system changes and train organizations on the use of new applications and upgrades.

  9. Network engineer National average salary: $86,458 per year Primary duties: Network engineers are responsible for the maintenance of computer, hardware and software networks. They protect data from security threats and perform recovery activities. Network engineers routinely monitor the state of computer systems and make recommendations for issues that arise.

  10. Senior IT consultant National average salary: $88,182 per year Primary duties: An IT consultant helps businesses implement information technology solutions into their business model. They analyze a company's current IT structure, then develop and implement a solution based on the client's needs.

  11. Database administrator National average salary: $90,338 per year Primary duties: A database admin is responsible for implementing solutions, troubleshooting and protecting an organization's database. They may also be responsible for analyzing and designing data solutions and migrating data to new systems.

  12. Data modeler National average salary: $100,519 per year Primary duties: A data modeler is responsible for defining how data is stored and retrieved logically according to business needs. Data modelers typically work with data architects to develop data models that work with a computer's binary process. They implement measures to clean data, prevent duplicates, and use security measures to protect it. A bachelor's degree is typically required.

  13. Solutions architect National average salary: $101,104 per year Primary duties: Solutions architects work with clients to develop custom solutions to a business's information technology needs. They usually work with a team of analysts and engineers. Solutions architects should have good communication skills to explain the technical aspects of solutions to their business clients. They oversee the activities of the engineers and ensure that designs are properly implemented.

  14. Data scientist National average salary: $116,507 per year Primary duties: A data scientist cleans, processes and organizes data within a data model or database. The information they sort comes from a myriad of sources, such as social networks, mobile devices and other networks. Data scientists are experts in their field and usually require ten years of experience to properly manage an organization's data.

  15. DevOps engineer National average salary: $118,608 per year Primary duties: The primary duties of a DevOps engineer includes optimizing and streamlining processes among operations. They have a strong background in software development, system operations and development solutions for data deployment.

  16. Cloud system engineer National average salary: $120,265 per year Primary duties: A cloud system engineer performs tasks related to the design, management and maintenance of a cloud system. They typically have a bachelor's degree and two years of experience working in the field. They have experience with the most prominent programming languages, operating systems and software development methods.

  17. Data architect National average salary: $123,922 per year Primary duties: Data architects analyze the needs of an organization and implement solutions for database storage and management. They work with a team of modelers, administrators and analysts to secure data and ensure it's easily accessible through a computer's binary functions.

  18. Network architect National average salary: $131,329 per year Primary duties: Network architects are responsible for diagnosing the networking needs of an organization or municipality. This job is different from a network engineer because its primary focus is on the design and implementation of new systems rather than the maintenance and troubleshooting activities.

  19. Site reliability engineer National average salary: $132,131 per year Primary duties: Site reliability engineers are responsible for system performance. They routinely monitor, troubleshoot and implement solutions to ensure that a system or network is running optimally. In a business setting, this position is an important component in ensuring the organization can continue using the IT infrastructure and conduct regular business activities.

  20. Cloud architect National average salary: $132,824 per year Primary duties: A cloud architect is responsible for implementing the technical needs of a project into the design of a business's cloud structure. Cloud architecture involves developing platforms, interfaces and networks for cloud-based systems. Knowledge in operating systems, computing languages, networking and data security is beneficial to start in this field.

Johnny Sepulveda

Johnny Sepulveda

Hey, Brittainy: You've got good skills -- you could stay in IT or pivot to something else. Every class, every certification, every exam, for software, servers, platforms, etc, is all online and available. Be as skilled and valuable as you're willing to be by adding to your skillsets, knowledge, and know how.

I'm in digital marketing. Not a programmer. Not a dev. Do digital strategy. Work with dev teams. Clients/Stakeholders. Also, keep this in mind: COVID was a wake up call for companies around the world who weren't ready for people working away from the office. And now they're being forced to catch up because they have years of Tech Debt -- years in which they fell behind the current tech, using old legacy software and platforms. COVID changed that. They can't just "get by" anymore. This was huge for my industry in MarTech. And I would imagine companies who are in the middle of Digital Transformation need remote IT and network and security workers like yourself. Do some research, keep in mind all that Dig Transformation going on, and you'll find a role that's needed and one that pays as well. Good luck! See: pic for hottest jobs now.