Businesses and organizations of every stripe are adopting more efficient computer networks and new technologies. In order to keep pace with the astonishing increase in information and communications technology, many companies are seeking out trained IT professionals. Qualified IT managers will likely also be needed to deal with emerging challenges... like information security, technical support disputes, and systems integration.
It may be possible to earn your online master degree from some accelerated programs in less than eighteen months, ranging up to around three years to completion for some other master degree programs. Online schools offer technology master degrees with slightly different emphasis like Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Business Administration (MBA).
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that technology occupations will continue growing at a very rapid pace. Jobs in Information technology, such as Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst, are projected to be among those with fast growth through 2020.*
Earning an online master degree in technology could help you enhance your career. If you currently are working in the technology field, it may be possible to expand your career options with this advanced degree, perhaps giving you the credentials to move into upper-management and leadership positions.
Master programs typically allow individuals to narrowly define their studies for in-depth knowledge in one area of expertise. There are many concentration areas to choose from with online options like computer science and engineering, software engineering, and system design and development. Graduates from an online technology master degree could become qualified to seek employment in areas like communication technology management, information security management, technology project management, and information systems management.
Coursework for a master of technology could be specifically designed to match your career goals and your choice of study focus. Online classes for an emphasis in technology security, for instance, might include subjects like cybersecurity, intranetworking, network architecture and design, and protection from hackers and viruses.
Choosing an online degree for your technology master could give you the freedom to adapt your school to match your life, even as it changes. The flexible schedule of distance education allows many students to attend online classes on their own time, whenever there is an Internet connection.
* The preceding information was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) online resource, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition," available at: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos305.htm
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