Information Technology Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers in Information Technology. These careers involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. The IT industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has a revolutionary impact on the economy and society.

Typical High School Classes

  • Information Technology & Support
  • PC Support and Maintenance
  • Programming
  • Network Systems
  • Web Design
  • Digital Design
  • Cisco Certification Classes

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Get involved with these organizations that support Information Technology!

Skills USA
FBLA

H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Software Developers, Applications – $56,185
Computer Systems Analysts – $50,962
Computer User Support Specialists – $30,607
Network and Computer Systems Administrators – $49,280
Software Developers, Systems Software – $56,525
Web Developers – $36,735
Computer Network Architects – $60,474
Database Administrators – $49,344
Information Security Analysts – $48,200
Computer Network Support Specialists – $41,352
Computer Occupations, All Other – $58,242
Computer Programmers – $47,792

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

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Education Pathways to begin your career

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
BUSINESS, MARKETING, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
COMPUTER APPLICATION SPECIALIST
COMPUTER APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN DRAFTING
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER SCIENCE
INFORMATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IBMi APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY
INFORMATION SECURITY
TECHNICAL SERVICES SUPPORT
TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
WEB & VISUAL APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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