Education Dollars Meets Technology Goals

Education Dollars Meets Technology Goals

It costs the local, state, and federal governments somewhere between 6,555 and 19,818 dollars per year, depending on the state, to educate a single student in a public school. 

These 2015 statistics from the US Census Bureau prove that the cost to educate students is rising while the job market continues to be more complicated at the same time.    

The best data shows that Information Technology will generate some of the highest paying jobs over the next ten years.   

 The Bureau of Labor and statistics web site lists several fast-growing jobs in the six-figure salary category.

Software developers and Information security analyst IT fields reach near the 100, 000 dollar level or more.



Technology and The Challenge For The Education System

The metrics show that many of the fastest-growing positions in the next ten years rely on computer skills.

The challenge for public schools is to keep within budget but also keep current.

An Information technology path isn’t for everybody, but using the power of computing for research and finding answers can motivate a student to learn many other related positions like engineering or teaching.   

Occupations that require heavy technology knowledge

Some of the other occupations below require a set of skills and a particular aptitude where employees rely heavily on computer knowledge. Such as:


  • Broadcast production requires the ability to learn editing software as well as research and writing skills. 
  • Radio Broadcasters and production people use playlists and audio editing software or need producers who can call up something on a search engine or a YouTube channel video at a moment’s notice. 
  • Mechanics today must be able to use computer test equipment and read results to diagnose a breakdown.
  • Maintenance in any form requires IT skills.



The Students Advantage

Today, students have an advantage over other generations.

They learn computer technology and the Internet of Things as soon as they understand how to use a SMART phone or Tablet.

From there, it is up to educators to get students to the next level using future technologies like cloud services or virtual reality to fill modern roles.



Funding For Cloud Technology In Education

All of this means that schools have the challenge of getting the most out of there funding.

And their goal for students must be to give every willing student the best chance to succeed in their chosen endeavor. Most students don’t make that choice until well into their college years.

Getting the most out of school funding would mean utilizing all potential possibilities.

Solutions like Cloud Computing, the Internet, and Information Technology provide endless options on students’ education journey and should be a significant priority for Administrators and Educators.


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Rick Bretz

Rick Bretz

Chief content and technical writer

Rick Bretz  possesses comprehensive experience in several subjects including video editing and production, radio/TV and journalism writing, videography, radio broadcasting, IT Management, Information Security and Assurance.  He also works as a Senior Cyber Security Engineer for Vulnerability Management, Service/Infrastructure Operations and Platforms Support for the government. Mr. Bretz also is a documentation and technical writer for the Veteran Administration’s Continuous Readiness in Information Security Program.  He also served in the US Army beginning in 1979, graduating from leadership schools and from Journalism, Broadcasting, Newspaper Editing and Public Affairs Supervisor courses.  He retired from the Army with many writing and broadcasting awards to accept video production and management positions.  He holds a BS degree in Information Technology with a Specialization in Security Assurance from Capella University and has a Security + Certification from CompTIA.  Mr. Bretz also writes his own blog on topics that interest him that can be reached at