Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Information Technology, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
Information Technology sector is attracting major talent in India, most of the students opting it without any prior understanding hence limiting their chances of growth. As this field is associated with computer, their interconnection, management and utilizing to provide services it is suitable for those who had flair for computers. With increasing dependency on the technology, networking evolved as primary requirement erasing boundaries and turning world into one market place. With this there is more than ever significance for Information Technology to offer services, protect networks, secure data, ensure flow of information, easy the usage, reporting, etc.
Technically one does not need formal graduation to find a place in this field however a formal education and certification would streamline the skills thus improving the chances of success. This is a challenging and dynamic field where the technology and market needs expect revolutionary solutions at economical cost. As we are travelling towards Artificial Intelligence and Automation there is huge demand for new generation talent who could accept these challenges.
You could expect that the working hours would stretching beyond prescribed however most of the organizations are flexible focusing primary on the delivery. The learning never stops, especially when you are dealing with technology and professional in this field need to keep updating this with new software, techniques, technologies to keep themselves afloat. Of course, this is one of the best paying career option where the pay grade is directly professional to your relevant experience and knowledge.
: A bachelor’s engineering degree from reputed institution is advised as several institutions are mushrooming every day. You could also pursue non-engineering or certification courses to draw attention towards your CV. Mater’s degree would help you to increase the depth of knowledge hence the chances.
Problem solving skills, out of box thinking, analytical skills, team working skills, balanced lifestyle.
Salary for a starter from premium institution could be between INR 10L – 15L and for a degree from other institutions could start at INR 5L. It takes time and experience to identify yourself and so are the higher packages.