IT or Information Technology is indeed a booming sector. Getting a job in the sector can truly change your luck. This subject is not taught everywhere but a degree or certification in IT can improve your chances at getting a job in this sector. Many people wonder if a degree or certification in this subject can get you a better job in the sector. According to a study conducted in 2011, these are some statistics:
“64% of I.T. hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value when rating expertise of candidates.
89% of I.T. hiring managers say that I.T. certifications help confirm subject matter knowledge and expertise.
86% of hiring managers indicate I.T. certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process.” (Source: goo.gl/6RI3iA)
It is true that if you have a good amount of working experience, employers tend to give your CV a harder look but if you also follow up that experience with a degree in IT, then your chances at getting a good job in the sector are much higher.
Experience And Certification Together?
It is a fact that you can’t gather full time experience and get a full time degree in IT at the same time but there is a middle road. There is a way in which you can gather experience and complete your higher education or specialisation in the field of IT. If you take up a full college course, then it’s a given that you have to quit your full time job but, if you work full time and take up an IT course online, then you can work and study at the same time, without ‘wasting’ any time.
These days, an individual can take up online IT degrees and work to gather experience in the sector at the same time. The fact that the working professional is going the extra mile to earn a degree impresses many employers. Also, as the study suggests, the degree will also be ‘proof’ that you are proficient enough for a good job.