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Games programmer

A games programmer for games creates games for others to play such as making the AI , UI , the  physics of the game such as how the player moves but also over things move like vehicles and how buildings are destroyed.

A salary for a programmer earns around $50,000 to around $60,000.

What qualifications you need to be games programmer  are a good understanding of coding programs , English and maths is good to have but also at least a B or above in ICT.

The characteristics needed are good personality, hardworking, confidence and a good time keeper.

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Job roles in IT

Computer Technician:

A Computer Technician would deal with any problems a computer may  have, physical such as hardware problems, software such as problems within the Operating System.

Qualifications:

NCFE qualification ITQ (for basic skills)

City and Guilds certificate for IT practitioners Level 1 (for basic skills)

City and Guilds certificate for IT practitioners Level 2 (slightly more advanced skills)

City and Guilds certificate for IT practitioners Level 3 (advanced skills)

OCR diploma for IT practitioners (for advanced skills)

Earned yearly:

Depending on the company a level 1 support technician earns £15,000, A level 2 support technician would earn £20,000 and level 3 would earn £25,000.

Reference: <http://www.brokencomputers.co.uk/qualifications.php> [accessed 17/09/2012]

 

Web Designer:

A web designer will have to deal with customers, tweaking websites made or making a design template for the customer.

Qualifications:

Portfolio of designs made

Needs to know HTML(Hyper Text Mark up Language)

Also needs to know CSS(cascading style sheets)

Earned yearly:

£25,000 to £35,000 on average.

Reference:<http://www.ehow.com/about_5090769_qualifications-designer.html>[accessed 17/09/2012]

 

Network manager:

A network manager would need to manage the routers and servers designated to the company that employs them.

Qualifications:

City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma for IT Practitioners

OCR Higher Level award for IT professionals

BTEC/HND in Computing and NVQs for IT professionals

Reference:http://www.cwjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/profiles/network-manager[accessed 17/09/2012]

 

Level designer:

A level designer is in charge of the designed levels for games that are currently being developed.

Qualifications:

Design

Engineering

Or

software development

Reference: <http://www.creativeskillset.org/games/careers/article_4736_1.asp>[accessed 17/09/2012]

 

Software developer:

Software developers make software for companys.

A software developer earns £20,000 – £40,000.

Qualifications:

Programming languages

Degree in computer programming

Edds 5 Jobs and Dream Job

Job Roles in IT

 

(Dream job) Web developer

Web developers design and make websites. This involves a lot of programming as well as the creative side of designing the user interfaces and making it user friendly they are employed by every type of organisation and will always be needed.

Makes 25-35 thousand pounds per year

Needs to know HTML and CSS

Software engineer

Software engineers design and programme software for computers such as operating and database systems. Software engineering can also involve a lot of interaction between the engineer and the client / colleagues.

£20,000-£40,000 per year

Qualifications needed: A computing, software engineering or related higher degree

Technical Support

Technical supports help troubleshoot problems in the IT world they work in many different places but mainly in hardware manufacturers and suppliers and end user companies helping to resolve problems and support people.

Starts at making £15,000

Software tester

Software testers anticipate ways a system/application/product could fail, they require a good understanding of code. Any of their results from testing are given back to there project leader so mistakes can be fixed  this job requires a lot of attention to detail and investigative thinking.

Project manager

Project managers organise people and resources to make sure projects meet there deadlines and requirements they normally manage an entire project from start to finish they require good experience and a good foundation of technology and soft skills.

Ashleys 5 IT jobs

IT technician

  • A IT technician on a Daily basis deals with many problems such as fixing networking problems, programing problems or even dealing with actual computer problems such as hard drive errors. A IT technician also deals with keeping all of the software up to date and normally is also in charge of all the user accounts if they work in a school or company they may also make sure there is no viruses on the computers.
  • A IT technician earns around $50,000 to $100,000 depending on the area of it technician such as networking or programing.
  • What qualifications you need – The grades you need are a B or an A in ict and sometimes also require you to take it further such as a diploma employers also look for a C or above in English and maths.
  • Characteristics that an employer will look for is good personality and confidence but also a hard worker.

Web designer

  • A web designers job is to make websites and make sure they work such as doing maintenance on the website to make it work or even make it better.
  • A web designer makes around £30,000 but can change due to location or skills.
  • The grades required are a C in English and maths and a it grade C-A but also the basics of web design such as html and css.
  • Characteristics that an employer will look for is good personality and confidence but also a hard worker.

 

Network technician

  • A networking manager makes sure that the networking works but also is in charge of keeping everything up to date such as internet permissions for certain users.
  • A networking technician earns around $60,000.
  • The qualifications needed are ict level 2 or above and any other ict courses are a bonus also english and maths help.
  • Characteristics that an employer will look for is good personality and confidence but also a hard worker.

Audio-Visual Specialist

  • A audio and visual specialist is in charge of audio but also visuals such as pictures and vid.
  • A Audio-Visual Specialist  earns around $40,000.
  • Characteristics that an employer will look for is good personality and confidence but also a hard worker.

Games programmer

  •  A games programmer for games creates games for others to play such as making the AI , UI , the  physics of the game such as how the player moves but also over things move like vehicles and how buildings are destroyed.
  • A salary for a programmer earns around $50,000 to around $60,000.
  • The characteristics needed are good personality, hardworking, confidence and a good time keeper.