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Top Five Fastest Growing IT Jobs

Started by Jerry, 2006-09-26T23:10:40-05:00 (Tuesday)

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"Top Five Fastest Growing IT Jobs"
Datamation, September 15

According to the latest U.S. government statistics, the future of the IT job market looks bright. As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics points out, five of the top ten fastest growing jobs between 2004 and 2014 will be within the technology industry. In some cases, these jobs are growing at a pace of 40-55% over the next ten years, clearly outpacing the growth of jobs in other industries. The five fastest-growing IT jobs include: network systems and data communications analyst, computer applications software engineer, computer systems software engineer, network and computer systems administrator, and database administrator.

One of the fastest growing IT jobs over the next ten years is network systems and data communications analyst. This job has an expected growth rate between 2004 and 2014 of 54.6%. Well-educated IT professionals who understand network architecture, including design, testing, and cost benefit analysis, will be in demand over the next 10 years. In fact, according to government statistics, this job is the fastest growing position in any industry within the U.S. Another fast growing IT job is computer applications software engineer, which has an expected growth rate of 48.4% over the next ten years. Firms of all sizes will require the services of developers who can write and customize software in response to constantly changing consumer and industrial needs.

The third-fastest growing job is computer systems software engineer, which has an expected growth rate of 43% between now and the year 2014. With computer systems growing obsolete faster than ever before, top systems engineers will find plenty of job openings. Other fast growing jobs within the U.S. include network and computer systems administrator (growing at a rate of 38.4%) and database administrator (38.2%).

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