Maybe you are considering a higher education and career path in the I.T. field? Maybe you have already made this decision and are now in motion with your education?
The I.T. field is extremely diverse and offers an array of options that you can pick from. This makes the I.T. field adaptable to your unique strengths and desires.
I did a bit of research on current I.T. career forecasts and opportunities and I wanted to share a brief summary of what I found with you. I also wanted to share with you the URL’s for this information so you can do further research on your own.
The first site is a great go-to website to research and is the U.S. Dept. of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics.
More specifically, you can navigate to the “Occupational Outlook Handbook and Computer and information technology.”
According to their information here are stats for the following I.T. career fields:
|I.T. Field||Median Pay in 2010|
|Computer and information research scientists||$100,660|
|Computer network architects||$75,660|
|Computer support specialists||$46,260|
|Information security analysts||$75,660|
|Network and computer systems administrators||$69,160|
This next site is also a great source for I.T. and other technology information.
Their name is ComputerWorld and their home URL is located here.
If you would like to navigate directly to this particular article I am quoting it is located here.
Title: 10 hot IT skills for 2013
Author: Mary K. Pratt
Category: I.T. Career Opportunities
Publish Date: September 24, 2012 06:00 AM ET
According to Mary K. Pratt, these are 10 of the HOT I.T. skills being predicted for 2013
- Programming and application development
- Project management
- Help desk – Technical support
- Business intelligence – Analytics
- Cloud – SaaS
- Mobile applications and Device management
- Data center
If you are already in college for an I.T. degree you should be thinking about your career path. This will help you to focus your class choices and the honing of your skills.
Also, if you are nearing completion of your degree you should be reaching out for internship opportunities. Look up and use the resources given in these linked articles to help you make better choices!