Everyone should understand how hierarchy in any IT company works. A person should move gradually up the ladder from staff to CEO.
A lot of people think that leadership is boring and not interesting. But this is a huge mistake. Being a head requires intelligence and effort as well as more responsibilities.
There are jobs and positions. And they are not the same. A “job” is about some specific skills and knowledge while a “position” is mostly about your management skills. So we can have a look at the IT area from the hierarchal point of view. We will find out which position to strive for and what responsibility to take.
These are the basic positions: a worker (staff, employees), a manager, an executive, a business owner (investor). Getting back to IT we have the following options:
IT consultancy: we begin as an intern consultant and move up to IT consultancy manager – in this position, your job is to evaluate the systems and do the research that no one else entirely understands. (medium salary $USD)
Cloud computing: we begin as workers and move up to Cloud architect – you’ve heard of cloud computing of course. Although that storage space can’t be touched literally, it still needs to be organized and given an architecture.
Computer forensic investigator: we begin as workers and move up to Computer forensic investigator – search for, identify and evaluate information from computer systems, often for trial evidence.
Health information technology: we begin as workers and move up to Health IT specialist – mix computer knowledge with record-keeping skills.
Mobile app development: we begin as workers and move up to Mobile application developer – using basic coding languages, developers will create programs for future iOS and Android devices.
Data Modeler: we begin as workers and move up to Data Modeler – create data designs and define relationships between data fields, according to TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).
So I hope after reading this post you know more not only about hierarchy in just a company, but IT management hierarchy as well. And it shows what jobs you can do in the IT area.