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Asked by Dominique on December 31, 2017

I am currently taking general education courses and will be transferring to a university next fall. My plan is to work for my company's IT dept. After I obtain my Bachelors degree and a few certifications I plan to start off as a Computer Support Specialist. Then, hopefully, move over to being a System Analyst or Computer System Administrator once I have my degree. I am not sure whether to major in Information Systems or Information Technology with a concentration in business. Can you provide me which would likely benefit me on my job hunt the most?

Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at Grace, on January 5, 2018

It sounds like you have a wonderful plan and honestly could not go wrong with either choice. My first recommendation would be Information Technology with a concentration in business for this is more broad and will have more options for you to pursue in your quest to find your ideal job. I also would advise you to leave your options open in regards to job titles and what your entry-level IT position. I would focus on selecting the company that’s right for you and the opportunity they will provide you. Right after school, you need the most exposure to find out what you like and don’t like in the working world to determine your career path. I wish you good luck in pursuit of your dream job; I wish I would have focused more on the IT field and its vast opportunities, especially since I have been hiring these folks for the last 20 years.

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