The best way to gain experience in the field of IT is to get educated and start working! A great way to find a good entry-level job is to become educated in the field of IT, ready to thrive right from your first day without as steep of a learning curve.
While it may be possible to find an IT-related position, such as computer network support specialist, by taking minimal postsecondary classes, employers may require an associate or bachelor’s degree from potential applicants.
Every job and every employer will have their own set of requirements depending on the job. Given how quickly things can evolve in the world of information technology, your best preparation for any future job roles, or advancement, is continuing your education.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.