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Information Technology Week in Review brought to you by: Higher Ed Growth

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.

Breakthroughs in the world of technology changes our lives every day. Don’t miss an issue of Career College Central’s Weekly News Blast. You will need our news, research and commentary on Information Technology.
  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.

What is in the news- Cyber Security
10/12/2015- Cyber Security Job Market to Suffer Severe Workforce Shortage
An analysis of the cyber security job market in 2014, the first half of 2015, and projecting out to 2019 reveals some interesting numbers.
The Hill
​Leaders from government and the private sector continue to reinforce that cybersecurity is everyone’s business. The problem, however, is that we don’t have the workforce needed to address the challenges before us.
From the Pages of CCC:
Click on this edition of Career College Central to view student success stories and original articles written about a variety of topics including Information Technology. (3.1.2015)
Click on this edition of Career College Central to view student success stories and original articles written about a variety of topics including Information Technology. (7.1.2014)

Sector News: 
Washington Post
The Virginia Board of Education has revised its school accreditation standards.
10/13/2015- Working for Free 
Inside HigherEd
"Free" has been the higher education buzzword of the year, as Democrats have proposed a range of plans to infuse billions of federal dollars into public institutions to lower tuition to zero or close to zero.

Imagine America Foundation News:
10/10/2015- Imagine America Foundation's Student of the Week-
The Imagine America Foundation proudly presents the student of the week, Eslam Elbeltagy from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY.
Program of Study: Associate in Information Technology

10/12/2015- Imagine America Foundation School of the Week-
Sullivan College of Technology and Design Re-enrolls in Imagine America Foundation Scholarship and Award Programs.

10/13/2015- StrataTech Education Group Contributes to 21st Century Workforce Fund-
Every donation to the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) takes us closer to accomplishing our goals.  Some contributions, though, move us forward in huge steps.

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