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Module 1: Computer Basics

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Overview of Career Opportunities
* Lesson 5 - CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 5.2 - OVERVIEW OF CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES [1] Overview of Career Opportunities

You can seek various job opportunities in the field of computers if you
have relevant computer knowledge. Depending on your skills, you can work as
an information worker, an IT professional, or a software developer. The
following table describes each of these career options in detail. Scroll
down to read each description.

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Information worker

An information worker (also called a home and office user_), such as a
data entry operator, a warehouse manager, or a travel agent, uses the
computer to enter and maintain records. For example, a data entry operator
can use the computer to create documents and maintain records. These
records can be analyzed by the computer to generate reports.A warehouse
manager keeps an account of the warehouse stocks. With the help of a
computer, the warehouse manager also plans the schedules for the people
working in the warehouse.Travel agents use computers to provide their
customers with information on various holiday destinations, flight
schedules, and details about a specific location. The details may range
from information on the weather to hotel accommodations.Bank clerks use
computer to process transactions of their customers. Using computers, bank
clerks provide information, such as account balance and interest rates, to
their customers.

[Information worker]

IT professional

You can also use your computer knowledge to work as an IT professional.
Network administrators, graphic designers, and database administrators are
some examples of IT professionals. Network administrators are responsible
for managing a network and installing new devices on the network. They also
add and remove individuals from the list of authorized users. They archive
files on a computer and administer access rights.Graphic designers use
computers to create graphics and animations for commercial
purposes.Database administrators work with databases to maintain and
organize the information stored on a computer. A database is an organized
collection of information on a computer.

[IT professional]

Software developer

A software developer creates software for commercial purposes, such as
managing the inventory for a small business or editing a media file.
Similar to a software developer, a computer game designer creates games
that can be played on computers.

[Software developer]



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