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Become A Computer Technician

Computer Technology and YOU

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Network and Computer Systems Administrators is expected to increase by 28 percent between now and 2020. This will result in more than 347,200 new jobs. What does this mean for you, the WTI student? It means that your career training will position you for an in-demand career post-graduation!

Perhaps you are on the fence about pursuing Computer Technology courses at WTI. Are you unsure about whether your personality type will work well with those working the industry? What can you expect? Below are three tips to ensure you are the perfect candidate to enter the Computer Technology and Network Administration field:

1. You enjoy problem solving – Let’s face it; computer problems are an inevitable frustration in our day-to-day life. However, without computers, many of us could not perform our jobs, do our homework or socialize with friends and family. So how do you turn those everyday frustrations into victories? For the Computer Technology student, you smile in the face of adversity! The solution to your problem may not be obvious or easy, but rest-assured, the answer is out there. The ideal Computer Technology student thrives in a problem-solving atmosphere! Computer Technology students must also possess patience and persistence. Problems may be complex and answers may not be readily available, but those in the Computer Technology field realize that success can be determined by how you tackle the problem. Remember – be patient with yourself, and more importantly, with others!

2. You work well with others – In this field you will undoubtedly be working with others on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Your job tasks may range from installing programs to supporting local or wide area networks. While graduation from this program may have made this all seem fairly simple and run-of-the-mill to you, be careful not to alienate people with your vernacular, and make sure to explain things in a way that is easily digestible. People will have a greater respect for you and what you do for a living if you are able to explain things in a simple, non-confusing way.

3. You pay attention to detail – In this industry, there a million little things that can (and will) go wrong. Computers are complex, and those complexities lead to intricate solutions. It is vital in the Computer Technology career field that you pay attention to minor details. Remember to stay organized! As you observe things in your day-to-day interactions with people AND computers, make observations and begin to piece together the intricacies that make this career so fascinating.

Can you identify with these traits? Perhaps Computer Technology and Network Administration is the right career path for YOU! Computer Technology and Network Administration classes are available at WTI’s Wichita, Joplin, and Tulsa campuses!

Join this in-demand career field by receiving a top-notch education from WTI! Contact us today!


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