Educational Pathways

Software developers and data scientists are among the most in-demand job categories in Northeast Ohio. In fact, there’s nearly double the demand for computer and IT workers than there are job candidates with the needed credentials. What’s more, starting salaries often range from $60,000 to $70,000 for workers with an undergraduate degree, and entry-level candidates fall short of demand by nearly 60%.

With the biomedical sector in Northeast Ohio reaching nearly $6 billion, IT provides a career pathway for students that’s well-paid, in-demand and improves the health and well-being of others. Learn more now about the academic requirements needed to kick-start a career as a software developer or data scientist in IT.

Students & Parents

Learn more about the most important high school classes you should take to prepare you to pursue a college degree in software development or data science and a career in IT.

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School Counselor & Administrators

Download this guide for tips on creating an educational pathway for students to pursue a career in software development or data science for a IT career, including coursework, extra-curriculars and work experience.

Downloadable PDF For Counselors & Administrators