Prepare for high-demand, high-wage careers in information technology, computer support, and information management.
Computer support specialists provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. These professionals make an average annual salary of $42,360 in New Mexico.
Information security analysts plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. They may respond to computer security breaches and viruses. These professionals make an average annual salary of $109,550 in New Mexico.
Network support technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. These professionals make an average annual salary of $57,600 in New Mexico.
Software developers develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers. Application developers make an average annual salary $88,980.
Earn. Learn. Succeed. In apprenticeship, you earn a paycheck from day one, and in many instances with guaranteed raises as your skill level increases. IT apprenticeships in New Mexico include: