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Career Choice Computer Technician vs. Network Technician David Lynch 8/22/2010 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I NTRODUCTION C HOICE COMPUTER TECHNICIAN C AREER D EMAND E DUCATIONAL R EQUIREMENTS S ALARY E XPECTATIONS W ORK C ONDITIONS C AREER A DVANCEMENT NETWORK TECHNICIAN C AREER D EMAND E DUCATIONAL R EQUIREMENTS S ALARY E XPECTATIONS W ORK C ONDITIONS C AREER A DVANCEMENT RECOMMENDATION I NTERVIEW S UMMARY OF C OMPUTER TECHNICIAN S UMMARY OF N ETWORK T ECHNICIAN M Y R ECOMMENDATION ON WHICH C AREER REFERENCES 3 Whether its a fresh university graduate, or an experienced person who is on to change his career path. They both suffer the troubles of finding the perfect choice of a fresh start or a career switch. Most of the difficulties come before taking up a job. A lot of people get into panic only thinking about the interview. To most people, thats the crucial point in finding a job. If you do your best, you get the job. If you dont, well, it is on to finding another one. Before that though, there is the step of choosing where to head to in a career. The Choice: A lot of people choose their careers based on their personal interest. Art, Business, and Medicine seem to be a common interest between most people. Though lately, the competition is growing and finding a job is getting fiercer between individuals. Companies are only accepting the best, and living up to their expectations is difficult. Choosing a career based on your interest would not be much of an option if it is as common as the choices listed above. There has to be a second choice to go for. Going through internships, summer jobs, and part time jobs is considered to be a huge help in finding the right career. Though working in the exact position is not necessary. For example if a person is interested in working in Web Design, then taking a job as a data entry clerk would give them the understanding of how the different amount and layout of data can affect how it is interpreted. Exploring a career is never a bad idea. It gives a more in depth look before going into a quick decision to work in a certain field or occupation. Computer Technician Career Demand: Employment of computer technicians is expected to increase by 23 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. ("Bureau of Labor Statistics") Computers have become an important part of business, and the demand for computer technicians is increasing as businesses continue to invest in technology. As businesses begin to buy into mobile technologies, the more establishments will use the Internet to conduct business online. With this, the need for computer technician who can organization the use of this technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers is growing. This growth will also be driven by the increasing need for information security. As the cyber attacks become more and more sophisticated, the demand will increase for workers with security skills.... View Full Document

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