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Tech Careers

Explore Merit America’s wide variety of tech career blogs! Read articles about successful career transitions, learner stories and the latest tech industry news.

Is the Google Data Analytics Certificate Worth It?

In today’s fast-paced world, where data-driven decisions have become the backbone of businesses across industries, the demand for skilled data analysts is skyrocketing. Whether you’re seeking a higher paycheck, a more flexible and in-demand career, job security, or simply a morning where you don’t find yourself thinking “Oh God, not another day…”, obtaining the Google…

How to Get a Job in IT: Entry-Level IT Jobs with Training

In today’s competitive job market, breaking into the IT industry without a traditional degree might seem challenging. However, there are pathways available that combine training and real-world experience, opening doors to lucrative entry-level IT jobs.  In this guide, we’ll explore key steps and opportunities to launch your IT career, with a focus on IT training…

Important update on our Java Development program 

At Merit America, our mission is to support learners in their transition from low-wage jobs to family-sustaining careers they’re passionate about. We believe that cost should never be an obstacle to achieving your career dreams, and we are committed to removing barriers to create opportunities that are accessible to everyone. After careful consideration, we made…

Merit America announces new career tracks in Cybersecurity and Project Management

Today, Merit America, a national career development nonprofit, announced the addition of two new career tracks in cybersecurity and project management. The new career tracks will officially launch in 2024, expanding the organization’s existing offerings in IT Support, Data Analytics, UX Design and Java Development. The new career tracks were selected for their strategic alignment…

Reimagining Education: Exploring College Alternatives in the Tech Realm

If you’re considering alternatives to going to college, you’re not alone. Many people are looking toward alternative education pathways, especially within the tech industry. What are the benefits of college alternatives? Which college alternatives are worth considering?  Organizations like Merit America have gained attention for their innovative, fast, and flexible programs, and there are many…

In the Tech Frontier: The Google IT Support Professional Certificate Explored

The tech industry is on the rise, and there’s a clear demand for IT professionals. The Google IT Support Professional Certificate offers a pathway for those interested in this field.  This article will detail the costs and potential job opportunities associated with the certificate. We’ll also discuss the role of Merit America. If you’re considering…

Breaking Into Tech: A Guide to Merit America’s Data Analytics Program

Ever thought about a career in tech? Specifically data analytics? Figuring out how to get into data analytics and how to get data analytics training can feel overwhelming. But that’s where Merit America’s data analytics program comes in! In this article, we’ll talk about how to get into data analytics and what Merit America’s data…

Navigating a Career in Tech: Which Role Is Right for You?

The tech industry offers a wide range of career opportunities, each with its own set of requirements and rewards. But if you’re looking to break into the field, it can be challenging to determine which role aligns best with your skills and interests.  Wondering “Which tech job is right for me?”  Merit America is here…

The Future of UX Design: Skills, Training, and Career Options

User Experience (UX) design is changing how we engage with digital platforms. As the digital world grows, so does the importance of creating intuitive and user-friendly experiences. This rise in significance makes the demand for skilled UX designers higher than ever.  In this article, we’ll uncover the top UX designer skills, explore the available trainings…

A male teacher sitting in a classroom dissatisfied with his job and looking for a new career to start at 30

Pivoting into Tech: A Guide for Former Teachers

In a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, career transitions have become more common than ever before. Former teachers make up just one group of professionals that has been gaining attention for their successful career transitions. Educators, armed with invaluable skills in communication, empathy, and adaptability, are finding their niche in the technology space. Here…

A woman completing a data analytics certificate from her laptop at home

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Analytics | Merit America

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for skilled data analysts has surged to unprecedented heights, driving companies across industries to harness the power of data-driven decision-making. Here at Merit America, our programs encompass a blend of technical training from organizations such as Google, where you will gain expertise in various technical content and…

The Power of Coaches: Driving Learner Success at Merit America

As learners enter the Immersion phase of their Merit America program, they’ll discover what we call our “secret sauce”—our coaches. These dedicated coaches play a pivotal role in the success of learners, providing guidance, support and answers to questions they may have along the way.  In this blog post, learn how Merit America’s coaches empower…