If you have checked out our blog on IT job with no experience, this IT entry-level jobs resource list is a great next step. People just starting in IT have many opportunities to get their foot in the door and grow in this industry.
Before we get to this list of job titles, here are some items to keep in mind on your job hunt:
- Some employers may take “in place of” experience if you do not have certain minimum levels of education when seeking IT entry-level jobs.
- Employers may also be willing to pay for you to pursue your official certifications, labs, or any further education you need for your position or advancement, as it is often more cost-effective to promote from within.
- Apprenticeships are a growing concept in the IT industry, in which you are paid to learn on the job.
TOP THREE IT ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS TO PURSUE:
1) TECH SUPPORT/HELP DESK JOBS:
Various job titles – Tech support specialist, help desk technician, computer network support specialist, computer support specialist, computer user support specialist, and customer support representative.
- Skills needed – IT fundamental skills (working with software and hardware) and being able to communicate with people who have all manner of technological knowhow over. Remember, this is the ultimate IT entry-level job!
the phone, in person, via email, or via live chat. Organizational skills to handle tickets and prioritize projects. Knowing how to code is not necessary for this job, but it will help students to learn it for future career advancement.
- Projected job growth – a minimum rate of 6.4% up until 2029
- Pay ranges from $36K to $80K with benefits
- Certifications – we recommend checking out our Intro to IT Training Series
2) WEB DEVELOPER:
Various job titles – web developer, WebDev, website designer, programmer, website manager, and digital interface designer.
- Skills needed – website coding with a mixture of skills such as HTML, CSS, Python, and more, as well as being able to communicate clearly with others to ensure the project is implemented correctly. Added skills, such as graphic design, SEO, and social media marketing supplement your experience. Organizational skills to manage links and QA test website changes.
- Projected job growth – a minimum rate of 16.7% up until 2029
- Pay ranges from $39K to $89K with benefits
- Certifications – we recommend our Web Dev & Programming Training Series
3) SOFTWARE ENGINEER:
Various job titles – software developer, software quality assurance, software analyst, software tester, and software solutions.
- Skills needed: Programming, database/server/SQL familiarity, and IT fundamentals. More interaction with people within the organization versus with consumers. The ability to shift duties, communicate clearly, and stay organized is crucial for this IT entry-level job.
- Projected job growth – up to 21.5% through 2029
- Pay ranges from $51K to $105K with benefits
- Certifications – we recommend a mixture of our Web Dev & Programming Training Series, our Microsoft Server Training Series, and our CompTIA Training Series