There are many different paths you can take in IT. There is no required education level to work in the Information Technology field. You could get a very basic, entry-level data entry type position with nothing more than a high-school education. The more responsibility and salary you want, the more education that you will need.
There are many associates degrees offered from junior colleges, technical colleges and trade schools. Bachelors of science in Information Technology is also a popular major at most four-year institutes. Masters in IT and PHD’s are also available. It really depends on how far you want to go with it.