Information technology jobs are among the top high-growth occupations in Northwest Florida. Figures provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, state that a Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst is entering a field with a growth rate of 6.2 percent, and can expect a salary of almost $55,000.
In today's network-reliant businesses, IT professionals need to remain on the forefront of the latest technology. Many employers require employees to hold job-relevant IT certifications. Well-trained employees add credibility and confidence to any organization concerned with securing data.
In an effort to meet the growing demand for quality professionals in the information technology (IT) industry, the University of West Florida’s IT Academy will provide several classes and certification opportunities for residents of Northwest Florida. Such offerings include Microsoft MCSA Security +, and the Computer Support Technician.