Information technology is one of the largest and fastest-growing job sectors across the globe. The rapid spread of computer-based technologies means that work is available in:
The Computer Information Technology (CIT) program prepares you for today’s constantly changing workplace. Based on the skill sets you build, you’ll have a wide variety of options in a competitive job market.
According to projections by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in computer technology services will grow at more than four times the rate of all industries through 2022.
Computer support positions are in increased demand as organizations upgrade outdated hardware, software and network equipment and require more knowledgeable professionals to respond to user questions.
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations projects 11 separate IT positions as high growth areas, with the largest number of openings for software developers, nearly 16,000. High job growth is also projected for information systems managers, programmers, systems analysts, database administrators, computer support technicians, information security analysts, computer specialists, computer maintenance technicians and graphic designers.
America’s Career Infonet lists Web developer and computer network support specialist among its fastest-growing occupations for the coming decade. For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, Web developer is among its fastest-growing occupations and careers with the most job openings through 2022.
U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers’ lists information security analysts as its fastest-growing technology job this decade with projected growth of 36.5 percent. Its best technology jobs include software developer, computer systems analyst, information security analyst, Web developer, IT manager, computer systems administrator, database administrator, programmer and computer support specialist.