Business Computer Specialist: Diploma Summary

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As a business computer specialist, you will work on various projects that will include updating existing computer systems and creating new ones so that businesses can run more efficiently. Read more about this career below.
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What is a Business Computer Specialist Diploma?

A business computer specialist diploma will prepare students for working in IT, MIS, or computer programming departments of many small and large companies. Students will learn how to use computer applications, security, and how to create, test, and repair various computer networks.

Required Courses:

There are a variety of courses that students will have to complete in order to become IT business computer specialists. Basic courses required include:

  • Computer applications
  • Business communication
  • Organizational behavior
  • Accounting and finance

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained from earning a business computer specialist diploma include specialized courses in Microsoft computer applications, systems analysis, and the basics of computer programming. These are skills that will help students understand how different networks operate and how to fix computer issues that affect companies each day.

Career Related Information

Reasons to Earn a Business Computer Specialist Diploma:

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, there is a growing need for those who understand how to create computer networks, who can fix problems with existing networks, and who can suggest ways to help a company expand their usage of computer technology.

Salary Information:

Those who have a business computer specialist diploma can expect to earn between $52,000 and $82,000 annually.

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Business Computer Specialist Field:

As a result of technological advances, computer software is now available and affordable to companies that want to expand their networking capabilities. This means that the need for qualified people to create and monitor these systems will continue to grow.

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