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Information Technology

IT Sector

Information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking, and other physical devices, infrastructure, and processes to create, process, store, secure, and exchange all forms of electronic data. Silicon Valley tends to be ground zero for the technology industry although there is spillover into neighboring regions. In Monterey County, there are 328 IT businesses employing 900 people.

IT Training Program

While higher-paying IT entry-level jobs usually require a Bachelor of Arts college degree, there are other entry-level jobs that allow you to get a foothold into the industry. You can access those jobs by taking one of the Monterey County Works IT training programs.

The MCWDB offers TWO certificate programs at NO COST: CompTIA A+ and IT Security. These are among the most highly sought-after IT certifications employers look for when searching for entry-level employees.

Information Technology Background Information

Some background information: Typically, IT is used in the context of business operations, as opposed to technology used for personal or entertainment purposes. The commercial use of IT encompasses both computer technology and telecommunications. The IT department ensures that the organization’s systems, networks, data, and applications all connect and function properly.

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If you need more information or have questions, please call 831-796-3335 and speak to one of our career specialists in the career center.

Information Technology Wages in Monterey County, California

SOC Occupation Entry Level Entry Level Hourly Tier Mid level Mid level Hourly Tier Experienced Hourly Wage  Tier
15-1255 Web and Digital Interface Designers $48,300 $23 Tier 2 $80,300 $39 Tier 1 $105,700  $           50.82 Tier 1
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists -  Help Desk Tecnicians $49,200 $24 Tier 2 $69,900 $34 Tier 2 $84,300  $           40.53 Tier 1
15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists $56,800 $27 Tier 2 $79,200 $38 Tier 1 $105,700  $           50.82 Tier 1
15-1254 Web Developers $56,800 $27 Tier 2 $88,000 $42 Tier 1 $102,900  $           49.47 Tier 1
15-1253 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $57,100 $27 Tier 2 $107,500 $52 Tier 1 $133,000  $           63.94 Tier 1
15-1251 Computer Programmers $57,800 $28 Tier 2 $87,700 $42 Tier 1 $119,700  $           57.55 Tier 1

Source: JobsEQ®