Twin Cities school offers Doctor of Information Technology

According to the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the computer and information-systems management field is expected to grow 18 percent by 2020, with a median salary of $115,780 per year.

Responding to that trend, Minneapolis-based Walden University recently launched an online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program “designed to enhance students’ technical expertise and develop leadership skills,” according to a news release from the university.

Three exciting things here that have implications for rural Minnesota as well. First – it’s an opportunity for Minnesota and Minnesotans to become certified IT experts. Second – the classes are available online so you can get your degree from International Falls or Lanesboro or Dawson Minnesota. Third tech positions very often are jobs that can be done remotely – so even after you get the degree you can get a job anywhere and stay in International Falls or Lanesboro or Dawson.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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