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IT professionals are the engines for technology-driven businesses. Choose from varied career paths, and solve difficult challenges.

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"I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them." – Isaac Asimov

NOVA's Information Technology programs are the first step toward a rewarding career working with computers. Find your niche in Application Programming, Database Management, Support, Network Engineering, or Web Development, and put your brain power to work.

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  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • NOVA’s IT curriculum is designed for both newcomers to the field, as well as mid-career professionals seeking to enhance their skills.

Digital Careers for Real People

Get started in a career that requires intellect, focus, critical thinking, and problem-solving. These are jobs that need you – they cannot be automated.

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  • Web Developer

    Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator

    Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Computer Network Support Specialist

    ​​​​​​Programs at NOVA: Information Systems Technology A.A.S.

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  • Computer Support Specialist

    Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Cybersecurity Analyst

    Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

    • Potential Salary: New cybersecurity professionals generally start around $50,000.*
    • Programs at NOVA: Cybersecurity A.A.S.

    *Based on BLS data

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  • Computer System Analyst

    Systems Analysts analyze data to identify issues with computer systems and develop and implement solutions to improve productivity and capabilities of an organization's technology.

    Potential Salary: New workers start around $55,375. Normal pay is $86,970 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $127,747.*

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

NOVA prepares students, of all types, for careers as cybersecurity technicians or analysts.

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Information Technology, A.S.

IT professionals are well compensated and have the flexibility to work in nearly any industry.

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Want More About a Future in I.T.?

IT is a great way to earn a great living and to continue to challenge yourself. The hardest part may be deciding which exciting career path you want to explore. Find out more.

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