Computer Tech Research Paper

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Chase Miller
Mrs. Paris
English
3/20/2013
Aspiring Computer Wiz
As a senior in high school there can be many stressful and obstacles that you will face. There are so many things that you have to handle all at one time. You have to balance your school work, social life, and factor in having a job if that applies to you. Two of the biggest matters you have to sort out are what college do you plan to attend, if you do plan on going to college, and what you want your career to be. As someone who has been in to hands-on activities and computers I have combined those two interests into one and have come to the decision that I would like my career to be a computer technician. I have done some research about this career and have learned about what colleges are best to attend and what exactly a computer technician is and does. A computer technician is someone that repairs and maintains computers and servers. A technician's responsibilities may include building or configuring new hardware, installing and updating software, and creating and maintaining computer networks. They may work in a corporate information technology department, a central service center, or a retail computer sales environment. A public technician might work in the military, national security or law enforcement communities, health or public safety field, or an educational institution. Despite the wide variety of work environments, all computer technicians perform similar physical and investigative processes, including technical support. Experienced technicians would specialize in fields like data recovery, system administration, or information systems. Some technicians are self-employed or own their own business that provides services in a regional area. Some are freelancers or consultants. This type of technician ranges from hobbyists that volunteer that make a little side money, to those who work professionally in the field. Since this is a somewhat new profession, colleges offer certificates...
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