IT Careers: the Outlook is Excellent
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects information technology (IT) jobs will grow faster than the national average for all occupations in the near future.*
Information technology career paths
Computer software engineers and computer programmers: Computer software engineer is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the years ahead. The median salary for computer applications software engineers is $85,430. For computer systems software engineers the median salary is $92,430. Projected job-growth for computer programmers is not as positive, but the median salary—$69,620—and perennial demand for skilled programmers continues to make this a rewarding IT career field.*
Computer network, systems, and database administrators: In the coming years, employment opportunities for these positions are projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations. The median wage for workers in this IT career area is $66,310. *
Computer systems analysts: The employment outlook in this field is excellent, with an expected 20% increase in jobs in the near future. The median salary is $75,500.*
Computer support specialists: The employment outlook for this position is projected to grow faster than the national average. The median salary for this entry-level IT career area is $43,450.*
IT and IT-related degree programs
Globe University provides, on campus and online, essential training for IT team members and managers.
If you are interested in training for an IT career, call our school at 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions. A representative will answer your questions and arrange a tour of a college campus near you.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition