LIB 8 - Information Competency for Job Seekers & CalWORKS Students

Computer Technology Careers

The following resources will provide more information about computer and technology careers and job opportunities.

Books

Exploring Tech Careers (2006)
Computer network specialists, computer programmers, database specialists, microelectronics technicians, robotics technicians, technical support specialists, and wireless service technicians are among the many careers explored in this 2 volume set of books.

Career Opportunities in Computers & Cyberspace (2004)
Quality assurance specialists, service technicians, trainers in software applications, webpage designers, Internet advertising designers, computer graphics technicians, and virtual reality designers are a few of the technology careers described.

Careers in High Tech (2007)
Professions in advanced materials and materials processing, biotechnology, medical technology and health care, electronics, computers, and communications, and information technology are explored, and the career paths are detailed.

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance REF HF5381.E52 2005
Information helpful for choosing a career that matches your skills and interests, as well as tips for job searches.

Occupational Outlook Handbook HF 5382.5 .U5 O23 2002eb
Provides information on jobs and careers in the United States , including data about salaries and occupational advancement, and describes positions for the professional through entry level. Covers all careers including information about computer technology.

Research Careers and Occupations:

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

California Occupational Guides. California Employment Development Department
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/cgi/career/

Websites:

Career Voyages
http://www.careervoyages.gov/infotech-typesofjobs.cfm
Provides information on high growth, in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed for the jobs.

Computer Science Career Guide
http://www.khake.com/page17.html
Information on careers in Computer Science with links to job descriptions, which include information such as working conditions, salary and education or training required.

IT Careers
http://www.itcareers.com/index.html
The site provides up to date information on careers in the IT sector. Site hosts a link for applicants to contact leading IT employers through job postings.

JobStar
http://jobstar.org/index.php
This site provides information on resumes, career guides, salaries. It also provides job openings and resources for California and other regions.

 

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