What technology jobs would stand out for an entry-level position?
I'm looking into getting a bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems. I have seen that Help Desk is an entry-level job but I've seen people start of as a systems administrator after getting a degree. So I would like better clarification on what kind of entry level jobs I should be looking at. #information-technology #information-systems
I recommend finding a marketable technology and try to learn as much from it so that you can specialize on it and route your career through it. A few examples for platforms and cloud are Microsoft Azure and AWS administrators, if you can find a company that uses them you can start as an entry level help desk or admin and become more proficient on the technology over time, if you go down the Azure path as an example, there are endless possibilities for career paths, from hardcore admin work and cloud computing admin to enterprise solutions (ERP and CRM) within the Microsoft environment.
Help Desk - Usually deals with servicing corporate end-user infrastructure like laptop, desktop, mobile phone and access to corporate resources like an internal website. In some cases, depending on the size of the company, this can expand into Server and Network administration roles.
System Administrator - Usually falls outside of the "Help Desk" department and this involves mainly working with the server infrastructure that is essential for the organization. Nowadays, this role is bleeding into Virtualization and DevOps.
It depends on your interest.
Hi Fernando! I wouldn't focus so much on titles as they differ within companies. Most job requisitions posted online should say whether or not they are entry level or not. Hope this helps. Nikki
One of the entry level jobs you can look for is an analyst or a developer. That, in my opinion, is a great place to start if you like programming. You get a chance to learn the business and how the applications you maintain support that business. Learning how computer applications are maintained, enhanced and deployed. Gaining expertise of the computer languages. Learning the methodologies used to develop applications etc.
You can also look at becoming a Business Analyst where you work with business teams and gather requirements for projects that software developers use for programming.
Here is a link for IIBA. International Institute of Business Analysis. If you like to learn more about BusinessAnalysis.
Help Desk is another area that will help you learn about applications and how they support the business and grow from there based on your interests.
Hope this helps.