IT Jobs Outlook – Very Positive
There are many career possibilities in information technology as companies rely more and more on technology for their competitive success. That’s why the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.
Something else you might find of interest is the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations across the US was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.
So what IT jobs are right for me?
It depends. There are two general areas of entry into technology, networking (or IT administration) and development (coding or programming). Within these two areas there are a multitude of different jobs you could move into such as cybersecurity, communications, network analyst, software developer, website developer, business analyst, project manager and more. Your readiness for any job is dependent upon the transferability of your prior knowledge and skills and filling in any gaps with training and education.
If you are looking to prepare yourself for an entry-level career here are two to consider. Read about entry-level IT Jobs.
If you have previous IT work experience and wish to ramp up your career or change from one area to another check out our training offerings in various IT and Office Technologies.