Information Technology Job Outlook in 2012 – 2013 (US Market)

Different Careers One Should Look for in Technology Field

Information Technology is a field that has generated interest and has been a growth market recently. Recent fears of losing jobs overseas as companies outsource have started to lessen.

There are several different types of jobs in the Information Technology field.

  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Sales and Marketing of IT Services
  • Information Technology in Telecom Field
  • Engineer of Computer Hardware
  • Engineer of Computer Software
  • Database Specialists
  • Network Administrators

Many people in the information technology field are likely be well qualified in many categories. Some IT specialists will have an ability, while others will have knowledge spread across different areas. In 2012 and 2013 this will be important that qualified in more fields as one area is not always enough for a company to continually hire someone.

Large corporations like Microsoft and IBM are announcing numerous batches of hiring in the information technology field. This statistic likely shows that the IT jobs are coming back, or staying in, the United States.

The key to a successful job in information technology is to move up the ladder and try to learn more responsibilities. Companies will continue to drop lower level jobs and have supervisors who will be responsible for more tasks and more employees. Growth continues to show in the higher up positions for information technology.

Technology Outsourcing Is Still The Best Bet

Consulting or freelancing is also a good way for people to grow in the information technology job market. In 2012 and 2013 businesses will continue to hire out IT jobs than having an actual employee on payroll. These freelancer information technologists oversee computer problems and installations for small and medium-sized businesses and are free to work for as many companies as they can handle the workload for.

While the United States attempts to raise its employment rate, people entering schooling should consider a job in information technology. Throughout the last decade technology has cut out several jobs and industries. As computers are more relied on to conduct business and run companies it is important to have the right people who can fix them and make sense of the numbers.

Top 5 Schools in Information Technology

In 2010, US News magazine named the following schools the top 5 for information technology studies:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2. Stanford University

3. University of California Berkeley

4. University of Cambridge

5. California Institute of Technology

Along with those major universities, several community colleges and trade schools offer information technology programs and certificates that will allow this booming job field to continue its growth in 2012 and 2013.

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