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ERIC Number: EJ875433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Employment, Trends, and Training in Information Technology
Wright, Benjamin
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n1 p34-41 Spr 2009
In recent years, students, workers, and jobseekers have received mixed signals about the job market for information technology. Periods of strong job growth have been punctuated by brief periods of employment declines. Optimism about information technology (commonly referred to as IT) as a career field has been tempered by concerns about job security and competition abroad. Jobseekers and students, unsure of what the future holds, are understandably confused about the direction in which IT careers are headed. But, as this analysis shows, the IT field continues to offer opportunities for jobseekers who have the right skills and training. The good news for students is that most IT occupations are expected to remain in high demand and have strong job growth. This article presents an overview of some information technology occupations studied by BLS. It also discusses past employment, future prospects, and education and training for IT workers. A final section provides sources of more information. Data in this article are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)--including the Current Population Survey and the Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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