There are many reasons why IT professionals decide to work in schools. Some want to use their skills for a socially responsible purpose. Compared to other businesses and industries, schools tend to be relatively low stress for IT workers. Network disruptions that would be disastrous in other industries can be managed and the effects more easily mitigated in schools than they can in a bank (for example). Schools are also places in which IT professionals can expand and enhance their skills; a desktop support technician may be encouraged to learn about network management and the network manager can learn to be an IT leader.