A career in the business sector can provide a lucrative income for a person. One that requires a person to work with computers can be even more lucrative. One particular career, Enterprise Architecture, can pay into the six-figure range. A person that wishes to enter this career field does not need a significant amount of education. As a matter of fact, a person does not even need a degree. They will, however, need a background in business administration and/or using computers on a proficient level. A person will also need a strong interest in an Enterprise Architecture specialization.
Enterprise Architecture is a word with more than one meaning. Its meaning varies based on the business specialization (Business, Information Technology, and Commercial) for which it is being used. In business itself, it refers to the analysis of a company’s procedures (methods for running itself) and management (the manner in which it is structured for smooth operation). Enterprise architecture training is no easy task to learn. Enterprise Architects that work in IT focus on the manner in which computers communicate with one another and use of applications. And, those architects that specialize in the commercial aspect (sales) focus on high performance computing such as CORBA and FORTRAN. A person interested in working in this field will need certification in one of these specializations from the Institute of Enterprise Architecture Development or an accredited college. Depending on skill level, courses can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. Doing an internship at a company where a person wishes to receive full-time employment is a great way to gain experience. With an average salary of approximately $100,000.00, the cost is worth it.
Enterprise Architecture is an exciting career field for a person that enjoys analyzing complex information and has an invested interest in helping a company improve the way it manages itself. It is also perfect for a person that desires elevation in position, which ties into a person’s ability to receive a six-figure salary. An Enterprise Architect that earns $50,000.00 will see a tripled increase in salary with twenty or more years of experience. There are many professionals with Ph.ds that will never experience that.