According to a study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) each of the top seven fastest growing occupations projected for 2000 to 2010 falls within an IT or computer-related field.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Computer software engineers, applications
- Computer support specialists
- Computer software engineers, software systems
- Network and computer systems administrators
- Network systems and data communications analysts
- Desktop publishers
- Database administrators
A study by the National Science Foundation found that, in 1999, two-thirds of workers who had a bachelor’s degree and held a computer-related job had not majored in IT or computer-related fields.