Are Computer Classes a Good Choice for You?

Enrolling in computer networking training could bring a welcome change to your life

Do you love to work with computers, mobile devices, and all things technology-related? If you have a knack for this sort of thing, consider making a career of it. There are many career options for people who are interested in technology, from software architects and engineers to technicians, desktop support roles, and more.

If you are not the college type, you might think you’re out of luck. But this isn’t true. For the field of information technology (IT), you don’t necessarily need a four-year degree to find a rewarding job. If you aren’t looking to earn a degree from four-year college, a short-term training program may be a good alternative. With just a one-year training program, you could be qualified for a long list of interesting and rewarding jobs, such as:

  • Network specialist/technician
  • Network security consultant
  • Technical support representative/specialist/technician
  • Field service technician
  • IT support technician/specialist
  • IT support administrator
  • Help desk technician/desk top support
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Computer technician/repair technician
  • Computer networker
  • Computer systems administrator
  • Server administrator
  • Configuration technician
  • Internet network/security specialist

The Branford Hall Career Institute offers two IT programs that students can complete in one year: Computer Networking and Security and Computer Networking Management. And here’s even more good news: enrolling in these programs might already be within your reach! The only qualifications you need are a high school diploma (or equivalent) and a willingness to work hard in your classes.

What are the benefits of a career in IT?

Starting a new career in the field of IT can have some important benefits that can bring a welcome change to your life. Consider these 5 plusses:

1. Some computer training programs can be completed in just one year.
For people who are not interested in a four-year college, a short-term training program can be a good option. Computer training programs like the ones at Branford Hall are faster and less expensive than most two- and four-year degree programs.

2. The jobs are interesting.
IT is a constantly evolving field, so there’s no time to get bored! If you are computer-savvy, you may find the problem-solving and trouble-shooting challenges in this career field interesting and rewarding.

3. Your role is important.
All businesses rely heavily on their computer networks. When networks are down, business can grind to a halt. For this reason, you’d know that your role in keeping the network operating smoothly is important.

4. Your skills are portable.
Computer networking and security skills are needed in every industry, from healthcare to education to government to private business. This gives you a lot of flexibility when searching for your first job in your new field.

5. The job outlook is positive.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.” This positive projection is another reason to consider this field.

With all these great reasons to go into the field of IT, explore your options further! To learn more about what you’d be doing on the job, check out our blog post What Does a Computer Networking Specialist Do?

We hope this information might inspire you to consider making a career transition that could have a big impact on your life. And we hope your new career path begins at Branford Hall!