Occupational Overview: Information Technology
Growth opportunities in IT are so substantial, we cover it every month in Career College Central so you know exactly prolific this field can be.
For the last 20 years, employment in the Information Technology field has grown rapidly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that between 2001 and 2011, employment in computer systems design and related services increased by 232,300 jobs or 18 percent. Since 2003, employment in the IT industry has grown by 37 percent.
In the next decade employment in the IT profession is projected to grow rapidly – so rapidly, in fact, that growth is expected to exceed similar professional, scientific, and technical industries and the economy as a whole. Between 2010 and 2020, output in computer systems design and related services is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6.1 percent, compared with 3.6 percent for the broad industry category—professional, scientific, and technical services—and 2.9 percent for all industries.
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Career Focus: Cyber Security
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high as these analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks.