Source: Pathways to Technology: "IT Student Profile: Kennedy Symekher"
In this video adapted from Pathways to Technology, you’ll learn about the wide range of jobs that are available to someone with a degree in information technology, or IT. Kennedy Symekher is studying technical and networking support in community college. He attends interviews at Microsoft and Boeing, and discovers how his IT skills can be applied in the working world. An IT specialist relies on technical and analytical skills to fix problems and also to create new software for the countless computers that run our world today.
IT: For many people, these two letters stand for a mysterious world of computer codes and impenetrable jargon. But IT is part of almost every aspect of life today.
Student Kennedy Symekher has found that an IT degree opens doors at a wide range of companies. Kennedy sees himself working as a network administrator when he finishes school. “I have a dual major in IT tech support and networking support,” says Kennedy. “IT class involves a lot of troubleshooting. In class, we’re learning how to break down a problem into small sections.”
That kind of expertise is welcome at many different companies, such as aircraft manufacturer Boeing, and software giant Microsoft. IT knowledge and skills are a foundation for work in many industries. Typical IT jobs rely on engineering, technical, mechanical, and analytical skills, and IT technicians also work in web development and media design.
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