Information Technology is still very much in demand in the Philippines. The country is a good place to start IT careers especially for new graduates. As of this year, the IT industry ranked third in giving fat paychecks to fresh graduates, and professionals specializing in IT receive the highest pay among other workers. If you are an IT graduate or professional, or even just someone who is considering careers in Information Technology, here are the top ten jobs for you.
1. Software Engineer. Software engineering is usually confused with programming, but the two jobs are different from each other. While a programmer creates codes to run a program, the software engineer is the one who creates the designs that the programmer runs. There is a wide range of niche fields in software engineering, so this career alone could possibly bring opportunities along the way.
3. Systems Engineer. Systems engineering is about dealing with work-processes and managing risks with the help of tools. The job not only entails technical know-how but also management of human-centered discipline because it also covers control engineering, industrial engineering, organizational studies, and project management.
4. Systems Administrator. A systems administrator is in charge of day-to-day IT needs. A person or a team installs, maintains, and supports a company’s IT systems. There are companies that continuously hire IT people because the need is rising as well. A career in IT is also lucrative. At the beginning, one’s job includes ensuring that the hardware, software, and network equipment are functioning seamlessly. A systems administrator may also hold specialist roles such as network security, IT audit, or system upgrade research on top of the usual responsibilities.
5. Desktop Support Engineer. In the Philippines, desktop support engineer is one of the most in demand among IT jobs. This entails providing support to clients that may include scheduling, project planning and execution, resource and metrics management, and reporting.
6. Database Administrator. The job is everything from installation, configuration, upgrading, administration, monitoring, maintenance, to security of databases. It also includes the improvement of database performance and capacity, as well as planning for future expansion requirements.
7. Business Analyst. Businesses need an analyst in every aspect of the operations, IT included. A business analyst is responsible and accountable in the analysis of technical and economical business aspects. The person must ensure that software development meets the objectives of the project.
8. IT Consultant. IT Consultancy sounds vague but it is actually the IT consultants who evaluate systems and research on stuff that no one totally understands. Consultants are usually hired to help companies figure out the most practical computer systems.
9. Cloud Architect. Cloud is a relatively new area of IT and cloud architects are expected to be well in demand soon enough. The storage space cannot be touched literally but as is all data, it needs to be organized and given a structure. That is what cloud architects are for.
10. Network Engineer. A network engineer is also called a network architect. The job includes designing and implementing computer networks, with the focus on high-level design and planning. It is the responsibility of network engineers to select appropriate data communications components and make sure that these fit and meet the needs of the company and its users, thus analysis is also part of the job.
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