Information Technology Jobs Outlook Bright for the Next Decade

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Information technology jobs continue to grow throughout many industries. If you are considering embarking on a consulting career in the information technology field, now is the perfect time.

Information technology jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This aggressive growth is anticipated over the next decade despite off-shoring practices that many feared would move jobs from the U.S. economy to other nations.

Software developers are in highest demand, according to the same report, with the field expected to grow by 28 to 32 percent. The biggest push for growth comes from the healthcare and mobile technology sector.

Other areas expected to grow at lightning-fast speeds include:

  • Database administrator, with job growth predicted at 31 percent over the next decade.
  • IT managers, with job growth expected to top 18 percent.
  • Computer systems analysts, with an expected job growth of 22 percent.
  • Security analysts, with job growth at 22 percent.

The average job growth for all areas of employment in the United States is approximately 7 percent.

Across all disciplines, information technology jobs remain one of the most rewarding and challenging career paths. Good IT workers can cross many industries to use their skills across different projects. This is especially true for IT consultants, who often have skills which are above average.

Skills that an IT consultant needs includes flexibility, creative thinking, problem-solving, good communications skills and of course, fluency in the technology they work on.

Finding the Right Information Technology Jobs for Consultants

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