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If you click with computers, read on

August 13, 2014

If you have a natural flair |for working with computers and systems, then perhaps |you should consider looking into |a career in Information Technology. IT addresses, in the broad spectrum, all things with regards to |the managing and processing of |information.

As computers are central to information management, computer departments within companies are called IT departments.

The world of IT management is dynamic and professionals in this industry must keep abreast with all of the changes, specialties, technology launches and newest trends that occur.

This industry changes and adapts daily and when you immerse yourself in this world, you must be sure to keep up and stay tuned in at all times.

In order to study IT management, one should have a good |understanding of computers and systems.

While at school, one of the main subjects that is highly valuable is mathematics.

There are different speciality fields within the industry, some of which are application and software development, networks and hardware specialists, IT administrator or IT consultant.

But if you are after some of the top jobs in the industry, you will probably rather see yourself as a business analyst, information systems architect or a business solutions project manager.

This is probably the one industry that we can say with confidence will be around for a very long time - growing from strength to strength.

Competitive companies are always finding new, innovative ways to communicate, analyse data and improve systems and so we will always need experts to assist these companies in reaching this goal.

For example, the mobile phone was only put into the South African market during the '90s.

A mere 20-something years later, it has grown into one of the most lucrative industries, heavily reliant on IT systems and supported by IT professionals and reaching more than 30 million subscribers in South Africa alone.

Lillian Bususu, the national graduate empowerment manager at Rosebank College, encourages students to investigate IT as a |career path as it is an industry |that offers graduates the opportunity to specialise in different |focus areas. Probably one of the most exciting aspects is that one can enter any marketplace, whether it be in the medical or advertising industry.

Various diplomas in information technology and the bachelors of information technology in business systems degree of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) are offered at Rosebank |College, an educational brand of The IIE.

For more information on the |Independent Institute of Education's IT diplomas and degrees |at Rosebank College visit |

About Rosebank College

Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, operates from five registered sites in the following cities: Braamfontein (Johannesburg), Auckland Park (Johannesburg), Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside and Durban. Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to build successful careers.

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Source: Star, The (South Africa)

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