September 28 2021 - Among all the craziness last year, your company went under and you lost your job. A report in April showed about†9.2 million†jobless Americans in the same situation as you!
The good news is that you can take a step back and reconsider your career choice. You never did anything with your degree in computer science, you should look at that field again!
One career you should look at is an enterprise architect role. Keep reading to learn all about this career and how you can get there.
What Does an Enterprise Architect Role Entail?
What even is an IT enterprise architect? This is a very complex role that integrates business needs and IT skills.
Employers describe it as the highest tier of technical expertise within the company. They work with different†systems, computer networking, business infrastructure, data security, and much more.
A successful enterprise architect possesses a high level of analytical problem-solving skills and well-developed time management and communication skills. If you're good at working with business software, this is the position for you!
What Is the Average Pay?
Like any career, the pay will range depending on your experience, the size of the company, where you live, etc. But, the average in the United States is a salary of about $130,000. On the low end, you're looking at about $90,000 and the high end gets as high as $185,000!
Another thing to consider when looking at job offers is the benefits package. If the company isn't quite meeting your income requirements, you might find wiggle room in the benefits package that could make up for the difference.
College Education Needed
Before you can start applying for jobs, you need to have some college education under your belt. For most people, it starts with a degree in computer science or IT management. You don't need a master's degree to start out, but you can take graduate-level programs that focus on the Enterprise Architect position.
After you finish college, you're not done with your education! You need to get a few important certifications. You'll even want to keep adding new certifications after you land the job.
These are some of the most important certifications for you to consider:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Archimate Training
- TOGAF 9
Try focusing on one specific group of certifications at a time for the easiest way to digest all the different enterprise architect software.
Choose a Career Where You Donít Need a Vacation
When you have to choose a new career, choose something that you love. You want to find a job where you don't need to take a vacation.
If you feel like you'd like to become an enterprise architect, get out there and start collecting certifications. Also, make networking a priority to increase your chances of finding an opening.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned about the enterprise architect role and how to become one. If you're looking for more informative articles about careers, human resources, and more, check out the rest of our blog today!
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