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TV Careers in Information Technology

TV Careers in Information Technology

May 10, 2007
Mary Hobson
Technology Schools Columnist

New information technology may create new habits. With the advent of TiVo, for example, many people enjoy viewing their favorite programs without ad breaks. So advertising agencies have invented a way of using the programs themselves as ads.

A new website, SeenOn.com, allows users to identify items from TV programs, giving them the opportunity to buy them online. This is a more subtle version of the product placement that nets so much money for movies, and is reputed to be much more effective. One reason for this is that television is treated as an intimate part of everyday life, and therefore is that much more influential in our lives.

New developments in information technology are dreamed up by people who have a sound technical education. In order to be able to research new areas of technology, you may need to be firmly grounded in the basic knowledge that you may acquire from a computer science degree or an information technology degree. You may also need to know how technologies are applied to everyday problems.

Information technology offers career prospects that may be unparalleled. People with computer science degrees and information technology degrees may be able to choose the jobs that they really want, and at better salaries.

Find an Information Technology Degree

If you are considering a career in information technology, one of the options would be to study an information technology degree or a computer science degree. You may also need to talk to technology schools to see what they offer--every technology school may have a series of specializations-- and you may choose a program of study. You may then prepare for your specific areas of interest, and plan your career accordingly.

You could find yourself working in many different areas, not just computing. As technologies are increasingly used in different combinations, so new job opportunities may appear in broadcasting, in entertainment and in manufacturing. At this rate of innovation, your career could take you places.


About the Author

Mary Hobson is the Head of IT School at a Polytechnic in New Zealand. She also works as a freelance writer.