Career Ideas for Teens in Information Technology

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What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill ...

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Overview

What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill and excite you and provide a paycheck too! The Career Ideas for Teens series shows you the many opportunities available and includes questions and activities that will help you to discover your strengths and talents and find out which careers interest you. Among 10 key self-discovery questions asked are: "What Are Your Interests and Strengths?" "What Is Your Work Personality?" "Do You Have the Right Skills?" and "How Can You Find Out What a Career is Really Like?" Activities include the Work Interest Profiler, a test that reveals your work personality and which careers best fit your personality type. Each book contains at least 35 career profiles, each with a career description, relevant organizations and resources, and activity suggestions.

Computers and the Internet are indispensable resources in today's world. Information technology professionals develop, create, maintain, and operate computer-related technologies. From the technical to the creative, these careers offer something for everyone. Careers profiled in Career Ideas for Teens in Information Technology include: Artificial intelligence scientist, Bioinformatician, Computer animator, Computer game designer, Computer support specialist, Desktop publisher, E-commerce administrator, Information broker, Nanotechnologist, Security specialist, Software developer, Wireless engineer, And more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816069217
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Career Ideas for Teens Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,467,474
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Welcome to Your Future 1
Section 1 Discover You at Work 5
Big Question #1 Who Are You? 6
Big Question #2 What Are Your Interests and Strengths? 9
Big Question #3 What Are Your Work Values? 12
Big Question #4 What Is Your Work Personality? 17
Section 2 Explore Your Options 31
Artificial Intelligence Scientist 35
Bioinformatician 38
CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technician 41
Chief Information Officer 43
Computer Animator 46
Computer Control Operator 48
Computer Forensics Expert 51
Computer Game Designer 54
Computer Operator 56
Computer Programmer 58
Computer Repair Technician 61
Computer Sales Representative 64
Computer Science Teacher 67
Computer Security Specialist 69
Computer Support Specialist 72
Database Administrator 74
Database Modeler 77
Desktop Publisher 79
E-Commerce Administrator 81
Global Network Architect 84
Hardware Engineer 87
Information Architect 90
Information Broker 92
Instructional Designer 94
Multimedia Developer 97
Nanotechnologist 99
Semiconductor Processor 101
Software Developer 103
Software Tester 106
Systems Analyst 108
Technical Writer 111
Telecommunications Engineer 114
Usability Specialist 116
Webmaster 118
Wireless Engineer 121
Big Question #5 Do You Have the Right Skills? 124
More Career Ideas in Information Technology 127
Big Question #6 Are You on the Right Path? 129
Section 3 Experiment with Success 133
Big Question #7 Who Knows What You Need to Know? 135
Ask the Experts 138
Big Question #8 How Can You Find Out What a Career Is Really Like? 156
Big Question #9 How Do You Know When You've Made the Right Choice? 162
Big Question #10 What's Next? 166
A Final Word 169
Appendix 171
Index 177
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