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How To Become An Information And Communications Technology (ICT) Professional In The Philippines


Sa pagbabago ng panahon, nagbabago rin ang pangangailangan ng mga tao, especially when it comes to anything tech-related. ICT professionals are able to meet this need by bridging the gap between people and tech. From developing new software to the latest tech!

Preparation is key if you want to take on this task. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in ICT, here's a guide on how to get started.

Knowing your course options

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a broad field with plenty of course options to choose from. In a technology-driven world, it’s safe to say that ICT professionals are needed in every industry, especially now that businesses and daily transactions can be done online.

To know the right course for you, mahalagang alamin kung saang industriya mo gustong magtrabaho (ESports, Business, Fashion). You also need to think about the specific job you want to do in the future (programmer, data analyst, technical consultant).

To give you an idea, here are some ICT courses you can take in college:

  • Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in ESports

Check out this article to learn more about these courses: 7 Courses That Lead To Careers in Computer Science and ICT

Choosing a school that offers your course

Now that you’ve chosen a course, the next step is to pick the right school for you! You can opt to take a traditional four-year course, consider taking a short course related to ICT, or both. It depends on your schedule and budget!

Here are some Bukas partner schools that can prepare you for the ICT field:

Our handy course search tool can match you with the school and course that fits your budget!

ICT Certification (optional)

As of now, there is no required licensure examination for ICT professionals. However, there are certifications that can boost your credentials on a specific ICT skill set. You can take a certification exam to make your resume look more attractive to employers!

Career options for ICT graduates

Since in-demand ang mga ICT professionals, your degree opens up many job opportunities. Some of them are even considered some of the most high-paying careers in the market. Sa bilis ng pagbabago ng teknolohiya, living life has become more digital and convenient. For starters, many businesses have integrated or shifted to online operations. Bilang ICT professional, your job is to integrate technology into these industries.

Here are some job opportunities for ICT graduates:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Data Scientist

Learn more by reading what these careers are all about: 7 In-Demand ICT Careers in the Philippines

Skills you need in the ICT field

Last, but not the least, is to equip yourself with the skills you need to thrive in the ICT field. Most ICT jobs are conducted online, in front of a computer screen. They require a lot of technical skills so that you'll be able to work around software programs and other online platforms. While ICT is a broad field, you’ll find the following skills handy regardless of your ICT career.

Stay on top of your job by developing these skills:

  • Computer Programming
  • Social Media Management
  • Online Research

Ang Bukas mo, sigurado sa ICT! Start building your future with Bukas by applying for a tuition installment plan. We can cover up to 100% of your tuition and other school fees while you pay us back in low monthly installments. Handa ka na ba maging technologist, game developer, or programmer?

Learn more about Bukas and how we make education affordable for thousands of Filipino students like you. Apply for a tuition installment plan in your upcoming intake, and join our growing community for more tips and advice about all things student life. A better tomorrow awaits. Sa'yo ang Bukas!

Written by: Bea Salcedo

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