Keeping up with technology is hard but beneficial

Olivia Smith, Staff Writer

Technology is changing fast, so fast that it may seem difficult to keep up. In some cases, the technology we learn in our classes can become outdated by the time we can utilize those skills in the job market. However, that doesn’t mean we should stay away from it.

Students from all majors use technology in one way or another, which can be intimidating, but it might be the difference between what does and doesn’t get us hired.

In today’s competitive job market, it is vital to have top computer knowledge because it attracts potential employers and increases pay and position rank. It is also important for companies to utilize technology in the best way because it keeps them current.

Computer skills also help with work efficiency, organization, and getting work done in a timely manner. Companies are looking for people that are fast and won’t waste time trying to figure out how to use a specific program.

Web developers, computer analysts and programmers are in high demand, and in most cases getting a job in the field only takes a Bachelor’s Degree.

However, that’s not to say that we don’t all need some basic computer skills. Knowing how to build a website can be useful in any job.

In communication classes it is vital to know how to use camera and lighting equipment, and become familiar with different editing programs. Media production majors aren’t the only ones dealing with that equipment, but of course they will be more advanced in it.

Fashion students use technology to design their clothing lines.

Companies want their logos all made digitally, and art and design students have to know how to make that available.

No matter the major, technology surrounds the job field. It is difficult to find a job these days that do not utilize some form of computer skills.

Even if you’re not required to take some type of class regarding computer and software skills, it will only help. SUNY Buffalo State even offers a few classes in computer information skills. Aside from that, by taking a class or two in anything technology related to one’s major, the benefit will be huge.

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