Jobs in information technology, like those in many career fields, can vary by occupation, experience and training... having relevant career training is a great way to get your foot in the door.
Norcross, GA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Today’s real-world applications of information technologies touches aspects of our lives in ways most of us take for granted – from processing our paychecks, making online purchases, and enjoying computer-generated animation in current movies to receiving confidential test results from our doctor. As a result, there is a wide variety of career opportunities available for experienced IT professionals, which is one of the reasons why Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/), a leading online school, introduced this resource for those interested or enrolled in an Ashworth computer course.
Ashworth’s nationally accredited online computer programs are among its most popular including its professional computer networking course, web design course and computer information systems associate degree program. The Information Technology Group currently serves nearly 2,000 members (August 2012) and the group is part of the nearly 130,000 that comprise the online Ashworth Community.
“Jobs in information technology, like those in many career fields, can vary by occupation, experience and training,” said Ryan Rode, Interactive Services Manager for Ashworth College. “Not all IT workers need a bachelor’s degree however having relevant career training is a great way to get your foot in the door. Ashworth’s accredited programs and Information Technology Community Group are ways to get the right skills and build a professional networking support system.”
Ashworth has been educating working adults for the past 25 years. With the launch of the online Information Technology Group, the online school provides a state-of-the-art online resource that shares professional content with non-students, as well as provides social networking opportunities for existing students. Group members and visitors will find:
- A network of motivated and engaged students and professionals who are willing to encourage others by sharing personal, professional and educational insights and successes.
- Online study groups comprised of current students enrolled in a computer course. Members readily offer assistance with computer course lessons and provide moral support to group members.
- Insights from practicing professionals. Subject matter experts often host live events to answer questions on how succeed in a computer or Internet technology career.
IT workers are needed in nearly all types of organizations, from retail establishments to manufacturing plants. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in combined IT occupations is expected to increase by more than 800,000 jobs through 2016. This increase represents expected job growth of 24% — compared to 10% growth among many other occupations.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school
Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.