Career Chat: Exploring Careers in Technology

Rasmussen College hosted a Career Chat on July 26, in honor of System Administrators Day.

The Careers in Technology chat utilized Google+ Hangouts on Air to discuss the popular career field of technology with selected subject matter experts. Along with Rasmussen College career experts,

  • Sheena Frydrych, career services advisor
  • Kelsey Granowski, career services advisor
  • Tamryn Hennessy, national director of career development

Robert Rohrman, senior director of IT infrastructure at CompTIA, was involved in the discussion as well.

Highlights from the chat include:

Education and experience

The group of experts discussed the importance of earning your degree. “A Bachelor’s degree is the most common requirement according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,” said Sheena Frydrych, career services advisor at Rasmussen College. “Certifications definitely help to market an individual.”

Top Certifications for tech jobs

As for experience, there are many elements that will help you grow not only as a student, but also as a professional. Industry events are a great way to network with other professionals and stay on top of the latest industry trends.

“I go to a couple of trade shows every year … it’s a great learning experience for me,” Rohrman said.

Technology job growth and opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the field of technology will grow by 28 percent through 2020. So as careers are projected to grow in this field, the career chat experts continued to discuss job opportunities in technology.

“It’s important to keep in mind that several industries use technology and they need support,” said Kelsey Granowski, career services advisor at Rasmussen College. “In addition to those who may be more obvious you’ll find hospitals, education services and insurance carriers.”

Top Industries for tech jobs

So, what was a good takeaway from the technology career chat?

“Don’t limit yourself,” Frydrych urged. “There are so many opportunities out there.”

If you are interested in specific discussion points related to technology careers, check out these links:

  • Day-to-day technology work life (Skip to 4:10 in the video to see this information)
  • Employers who are hiring (5:26)
  • Common technology job titles (14:45)
  • Skills needed in technology (15:46)
  • Sample technology resume (21:33)
  • What makes someone stand out? (26:00)

Kendall Bird

Kendall is a Social Media Strategist at Collegis Education who is focused on bringing awareness and engagement to Rasmussen College's social media properties. She is passionate about helping others, the power of education and building strategies that put the needs of students first. 

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