Which IT jobs pay well and do NOT include software programming?

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I am getting my Bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering and am in my third year. I have taken courses like CCNA, CCNET, C++, Java, microprocessors, databases, systems programming, logic design, and computer architecture. I am not a good software programmer, so I am looking for a career path related to computers that is not software programming but still pays well in the future. Which possible paths could I choose to pursue my further education? I appreciate any advice. Thank you.
ASKED: November 7, 2008  4:09 PM
UPDATED: November 7, 2008  6:25 PM

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Dear Sir or Madam:

The best way to garner this kind of information is to look at IT salary surveys across a broad range of publications. If you were to do so, you’d see that numerous non-programming technical specialties in IT pay extremely well (but they also take years of experience, which you’ll need to acquire on your way to such lofty compensation):

1. Information Security
2. Networked Storage Technologies (NAS, SAN, etc.)
3. Enterprise Resource Planning software (especially SAP)
4. Network Convergence Technologies (Voice, Video, Data & high-speed QoS infrastructures)

In short, there are many paths to a good career that don’t involve programming. What you need to do is to find some topics where your interests and good opportunities coincide. You should probably be able to get some good help from your college or university recruiting/placement office or staff in this regard as well, and you may also want to talk to some of your professors about this subject while you’re at it.

Good luck with your career planning, and thanks for posting,
–Ed–

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    i'm in 3rd yr BscIT but nil in computer programming ,what kind of job may b suitable for me
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