The answer for your question will be a long one, but you will find in it what I love everyday ( Besides my wife and my son ).
An IT ( Information Technology ) person is the one that could work directly into one or many branches of technology itself:
Hardware ( Physical objects such as a laptop, PC, Mac, printer or PDA, etc. ).
Software ( Windows, Minesearch, Linux and all applications that resides in your computer, etc. ).
Telecommunications ( Telephones, Wireless Nets, Mobile Hardware, etc. )
Basically these are the main branches that IT possess. From the one you choose, there are many positions such as Programmer, Analyst, Project Leader, Project Manager, IT Director, CTO, CIO and many more.
To detail each one would be sending me into oblivion, instead I will give you an insight of a monster.com article I just read and the web page that will help you.
Ten Up-and-Coming Technologies for Careers
by Allan Hoffman
Monster Tech Jobs Expert
Techies often need to focus on the problem directly in front of them, but they also love to peer into the future and ask, "What's next?"
That's the question as we head into 2005 and consider what technologies and trends will affect technology professionals in coming years. Some have already begun making a mark while others are still evolving, but all these technologies hold promise -- not just for companies looking to make a buck, but also for eager, entrepreneurial software engineers, project managers and CIOs seeking new challenges and opportunities.
The common thread is the convergence of industries and companies. Communication services, software development and hardware manufacturing are no longer clearly separated. The 2004 annual MIT Venture Capital Conference noted this trend. "The recent histories of leading technology companies are proof that technology is actively blurring the boundaries between industries, resulting in new opportunities and new threats," pronounced the conference organizers. "Convergence has arrived."
Here are some examples:
Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is taking telecom by storm. Network hardware makers, telecommunications firms and other companies are seeking sales engineers, system designers and testers.
Resource: Internet Telephony Magazine Online.
2. Social Networking
Beyond much-hyped services like Friendster, social networks likely will play a role in connecting everyone from dealmakers to gamers. Social gaming in particular is expected to take off, as gamers connect with other users via PCs, game consoles and cell phones.
Resource: The Social Software Weblog.
From electronics to pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology is expected to revolutionize the manufacture of any number of products -- and generate new ones. Still mostly in the research stage, opportunities are cropping up in academia, government and even some commercial enterprises.
Resource: National Nanotechnology Initiative.
Imagine high-speed wireless Internet access deployed over miles and miles via networks based on the IEEE 802.16 standard know as WiMAX. Companies from Intel and beyond want to see it happen. Who may get caught in the headlights? Traditional wired telcos and ISPs.
Resource: WiMAX Forum.
5. Desktop Linux
Is it ready yet? Fans think so, and enterprises concerned with security and cost savings may too. Don't expect the masses to shut down their Windows, but consider this headline from News.com: "Intel more active in desktop Linux." Linux-savvy tech support staffers, network engineers and systems administrators will surely benefit.
Resource: Desktop Linux.
6. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
As a software development approach, SOA emphasizes flexibility and interoperability. Companies working on SOA projects are eager to hire software architects with Web services know-how and systems-integration experience.
Resources: Service-Oriented Architecture by Thomas Erl and the SDTimes article, "IBM Shifting Toward SOA."
You need another box? Why not use the untapped computer power in the machines you've already got? You can even run another OS. Network and system engineers as well as a variety of consultants are certain to benefit from growing interest in server virtualization.
Resource: Virtual Strategy Magazine.
8. Standards Integration
As the old joke says, "The good thing about standards is that there are so many of them." Even with XML and its many dialects, techies not only need standards know-how but also expertise in understanding the interoperability issues between them.
Resources: OASIS and the WS-I Organization.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are still controversial -- OK, we're not talking Howard Stern here -- but the technology also generates plenty of interest from retailers seeking to manage their supply chain. Companies involved in RFID development are currently seeking radio-frequency engineers, quality-assurance analysts and product managers.
Resource: RFID Journal.
10. Grid Computing
The concept harnesses the power of far-flung CPUs to solve problems faster and more efficiently and is already being used in cancer research. Both research organizations and commercial enterprises have a stake in seeing successes in the grid-computing arena with the help of top-notch system administrators and software architects.
Resource: Grid Computing Planet.
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