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State of the IT Industry

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported projected IT employment growth from 2012-2022.  IT industry occupations are projected to grow 17.6% by 2022 meaning IT will grow 63% more than other industries.  While most occupations within the IT industry will grow nominally, the exponential growth for the IT industry is a result of five industry specialties: Information Security Analysts, Computer Systems Analysts, Software and Systems Software Developers, Computer User Support Specialists, and Web Developers.

These fast-growing IT occupations are projected to grow between 20% and 36% each, making up 70% of the projected growth for IT industry jobs.  Growth in these specialties can be attributed to the need for greater web security, application development and cloud-based technology.

With all this projected growth, the future of IT is looking bright.  If you’re an IT pro, it looks like now’s the time to party like it’s 1999.


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