Information Technology (IT)
Which pathways are offered?
- Digital Design—This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.
- Web and Digital Communication—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?
Some of the jobs include:
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
- Digital Artist
- Multimedia Artist
- Digital Media Specialist
- 3D Animator
- Graphic Designer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
- Web Developer—$69,430/year
- 3D Animator—$72,520/year
- Graphic Designer—$50,370/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
- ACA Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator certification
- ACA Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop certification
- ACA Print and Digital Media Publishing Using Adobe InDesign certification
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 12, 2020.