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Information Technology Generalist
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Information Technology Generalist
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This is the gateway to more advanced IT jobs. You'll learn the basics by doing routine maintenance and fixing faulty PCs. Offshoring or not, growth in IT jobs is expected to be faster than average. And you'll have an advantage if you've picked up good communications skills in your first career.
Median Pay: $47,800
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$35,300 $35,400
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$64,400 $66,600
10-year Job Growth: 31% 
Growth in Jobs 152,955
Total openings 208,024
Career Description
Performs information systems administrative procedures and maintains documentation that covers two or more functional areas including data control, applications training, data coordination and scheduling, data security administration, etc. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor.
Education/Experience
Requires a bachelor's degree and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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