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March 29, 2012, 9:20 PM — WASHINGTON - U.S. officials Thursday said that offshoring will hurt the growth of programming jobs in in this decade, though expansion of health care IT and mobile networks will in turn increase demand for software developers, technical support and system analysts.

By 2020, employment in all computer occupations is expected to increase by 22%, but some IT fields will fare better than others, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) biennial update of employment projections.

Comparative growth rates

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Demand for software developers will be the strongest in this period, with increases ranging from 28% to 32%, depending on the type of software development.

The BLS update imagines what IT employment will look like through 2020.

Source


Outsourcing & The Cloud... rolleyes.gif
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Good thing I'm going into networking ^_^ so lucky I work with computer
 
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Good thing I'm going into networking ^_^ so lucky I work with computer

Same here. thumb.gif
Companies here are constantly searching for networking guys, since there are so few of them.
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Good to hear.

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Computing is the career field that will always be there and will only grow larger as the years come. New technology calls for fresh new professionals, demand will increase and supply will mostly be rather low, making for good salaries. thumb.gif
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March 29, 2012, 9:20 PM — WASHINGTON - U.S. officials Thursday said that offshoring will hurt the growth of programming jobs in in this decade, though expansion of health care IT and mobile networks will in turn increase demand for software developers, technical support and system analysts.

 

Yup, at least where my company is going into. =D

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Currently a network admin, was so happy to finally get out of helpdesk.
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Looks like I'm going with IT for my first career choice.
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Im 17 and currently getting my certifications. Already got Comp Tia A+. Now im working on Net + smile.gif
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Business / Investing / Financial Education is much more important than IT to me, by far too...

In the IT World you have to face Outsourcing, The clear and present danger of the Cloud, and of course the probability of some young kid taking your job because they will be paid only a mere fraction of what you get paid...

In today's world, downsizing, rightsizing, and layoffs are far too common to rely on "A Job", that's just my perspective though...

The biggest problem I see in IT is that many people spend a boat load of money on their education and cannot get a decent paying job coming out of college. :/

The corporate world would be more than happy to see the market overly flooded with IT Techs, that means supply is high and they can name their price, more or less....

Just saying...
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