TECHNICAL CAREERS ARE IN DEMAND
TECHNICAL CAREERS ARE IN DEMAND

TECHNICAL CAREERS ARE IN DEMAND

If you’re studying the job market, take a stroll through the library of information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and its Bureau of Labor Statistics.  You can begin with this quote from the DOL High Growth Industry Profile:  “Information Technology (IT) is the fastest growing sector in the economy with a 68% increase in output growth rate projected between 2002 and 2012” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

If you’re wondering whether we’ll become a nation of geeks, the answer is no.  One of the startling statistics on this issue, from another source: “92% of all IT workers are in non-IT companies, 80% of which are in small companies.” (Information Technology Association of America).

That speaks to the ubiquitous nature of the computer in our business functions.  They’re everywhere and they become more adept and a wider range of functions every day.  Because the huge majority of IT jobs are outside the business of information technology, people who are capable IT operatives with experience in other businesses such as health care, marketing, financial services or production and operations are well positioned. 

That makes “IT as a second career” an excellent choice for someone who needs to make a transition.  Your experience to date plus training in an information technology skill will very quickly leverage you into an important position in the industry you’ve been involved with. 

Once more from the DOL: “IT remains a critical aspect of work in all industries and sectors, as well as an industry in its own right. However, America continues to suffer from a shortage of qualified IT workers with flexible and portable skills who can readily adapt and respond to ever-changing IT demands and processes.”

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