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IT - Career options and courses to study

A degree in Information Technology offers students a promising future in not just the IT sector but also numerous other sectors such as the business, railways, forensic science, health and medicine

Antony Chacko

Recently it was found that out of every set of 18 employed people, one would belong to the Information Technology industry which mounts up to around 1.52 million people.

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IT is at the centre of all that we do in our everyday life and is a part of numerous other industries. A degree in Information Technology offers students a promising future in not just the IT sector but also numerous other sectors such as the business, railways, forensic science, health and medicine, the banking sectors, and many more. IT professionals face an ever increasing demand the globe over, making it the most sought after career option internationally.  IT, dynamic and fast-changing, is a challenging sector.

The Information Technology sector in the US has seen an upward surge in the past decade. The United States has over 100,000 IT and software companies and has the most advanced IT services in the world.  Some of the common IT specializations offered by Universities commonly in the US are Artificial Intelligence, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networks, Database Systems, Neural Networks, Robotics and Software Engineering. Information Technology programs in USA combine development of IT skills as well as management skills.

The UK’s IT sector has over 150,000 businesses in the industry and its IT and Telecoms industry produces around £71 billion which makes for around 8.4% of the total UK economy. Recently it was found that out of every set of 18 employed people, one would belong to the IT industry which mounts up to around 1.52 million people. UK offers numerous IT programs through its universities and colleges to draw international students year after year. Anglia Ruskin is one such university, listed on Hotcourses India, which offers international students with a wide range of courses covering a wide variety of topics in computing and technology, from Computer Science, to Electronics, Information Systems, Networking, Multimedia, Computer Gaming, Audio & Music Technology, Animation and Web Development.

Australia is a perfect location to study information technology programmes with its supportive commercial environment. Information Technology in Australia spans many areas of specializations including sound production, software development, telecommunications design, video games development user support, and more. These courses also have the option of being taken up as dual degrees along with an MBA and other specialisations. IT graduates are eligible to become members of professional organisations through the Australian Information Industry Association, the Australian Computer Society, and the Association for Computing Machinery.

You might also want to have a look at the IT courses that Singapore and Malaysia have to offer here on Hotcourses India. 

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