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IT Job Overview IT is an ever-expanding market for new jobs. As businesses grow, they need technical professionals who ...

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IT Job Overview

IT is an ever-expanding market for new jobs. As businesses grow, they need technical professionals who can help them store more data, better organise digital files, fix computer glitches, and provide customer support. To work in IT, you need to know what makes a computer and its software tick. You should be familiar with local networks, company email providers, and remote networking. Jobs in IT start with entry-level IT assistant, IT help desk clerk, or IT technician positions and go up to IT manager or IT director. Those who enjoy learning about more complex topics in IT can look into computer forensics jobs, which involve examining devices and hard drives for evidence related to crimes.

IT Job Education Requirements

No formal training is required to work in IT. Many technicians teach themselves and hiring companies respect that, but they often require proof of previous experience. It's a good idea to become an apprentice to an IT expert, get some official training, or volunteer in IT before applying to jobs that require experience. Even just taking a few courses in a technical school can get you ready to apply for IT jobs.

IT Job Market

There are so many different kinds of IT jobs, it's difficult to get an estimation of the market. The Government of Canada gives positive estimates on their employment outlook page for "Electronic Service Technicians" in most provinces. Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador have the best outlook of any provinces. The demand for the latest and greatest technology there and elsewhere means IT personnel are likely to always find work.

IT Job Salary Information

The median wage in Canada for electronic service technicians is C$23.50 an hour. The highest-earning technicians are in Alberta and British Columbia, where they make a median wage of C$26 and C$25 an hour. Though Newfoundland and Labrador has a lot of job prospects, technicians there might be disappointed in the wages, which have a median of only C$19.20 an hour.

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