If you are looking to get some sort of software analysis and development degree, and have not currently gone to college yet, then what you actually may want is a Bachelor’s of Information Technology (BIT) degree with a focus in software analysis and development. One nice thing about a BIT degree is that the entry requirements for most programs are not exceptionally high. You are expected to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. While your time in college may vary depending on the program you choose, you may generally need three to five years to complete the program.
Traditionally, you may have two routes for this form of education. The good news is that the availability of software development jobs is at an all-time high and increasing all the time. This means that finding a job with a BIT is not as difficult as in some other industries and that positions are not quite as competitive*.
In a competitive industry, a prospective worker has to be careful where they earn their education, as only the most prestigious workers may be able to find employment in the work world. As this is not the case for BIT majors, you may afford to be a little less choosy. However, it is worth keeping in mind that less competitive does not mean non-competitive, and you may always benefit from making yourself more desirable as an employee.
With that in mind, the first question you may need to ask yourself is whether you want to go to a traditional technical college or study online. In general, online education is noticeably cheaper. In addition to the prestige, a traditional college may also benefit you by providing networking links for job opportunities and references for employment. In general, you pay for what you get, but this is not always the case, and a traditional education may not always be within your budget. If you decide to go online for your education, make sure you go to an accredited institution with a quality program**.
If you decide to go with a traditional university, do a little research before deciding to attend a college and try to find out what a prospective college’s alumni employment rate looks like. That may give you a sense of how easy it may be to find a job after college if you attend that school.
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*For more information, please visit: http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/undergraduate-degrees/computer-information-technology-bachelors-online/software-development.asp
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