The Future Outlook for IT Careers
If you’re thinking about making the transition to a career in Information Technology (IT), you’re probably curious about the future of the industry.
While still considered a new industry by many standards, the history of IT careers over the past two decades and the future of new technologies in development indicate that the need for IT careers will continue to grow.
A proven history of longevity
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the past 20 years, employment in computer systems related services has grown quickly, even during the economic hardships of the last decade, when other industries faltered.
During the most recent recession, from 2007 to 2009, the industry lost only 1 percent of its workforce and by 2010, IT employment recovered so well that it was higher than it had been in 2008.
The future of IT careers
It is projected that IT careers will continue to grow and thrive over the next decade and beyond. There are many areas that will contribute to this expected growth, but two of the most prominent are the growing adoption of cloud computing services and the increased need for cybersecurity.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that the need for IT occupations may grow faster than any other career field, as it is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026 and add more than 546,000 jobs during that time frame.
If you would like to jumpstart your IT career, let’s talk about your goals and determine the best path for you. Carolina Career College is here to help you take the next step toward your forever IT career!