How can I get a career in information technology after high school?
Most IT jobs require you to have some higher education or experience after you graduate from high school. Depending on the job you want, this could mean completing a career diploma program like our IT Support Specialist or pursuing a college degree. If you know a job in information technology is the perfect path for you, you can get a head start in high school through IT-focused electives. You can also start researching different roles in the field and what education you’ll need so you’re ready to take the next step as soon as you graduate.
What are the career pathways for information technology?
Penn Foster’s IT High School Career Pathway Program allows you to finish your high school diploma while learning basic IT skills including computer programming and HTML coding. In the pathway program, you’ll complete your traditional high school classes like English and math then take five IT electives. Your electives can then be transferred to our Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems or another technology-focused career diploma program, giving you a head start on furthering your education and reaching your goals.
What is the career outlook for information technology?
We rely on computer systems in almost every aspect of our lives. Most companies have dedicated IT departments to handle any technology issues that pop up day-to-day. This means that there’s a lot of opportunities to begin an entry-level career in the industry. And, even better, jobs in IT are expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.