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A Look at the Future of Information Technology

by South University
February 13, 2012

Welcome to the first installment in our blog series taking a look at the future of some the occupational fields you’ll find here at South University Online Programs. Today, we’re going to be looking at some trends and career outlooks in Information Technology.

South University Online Programs offers three Information Technology Degree Programs, Associate of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and the Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Excellent job prospects are expected” in the Information Technology field in the coming years:

"Overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is projected to increase by 30 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, this occupation will add 286,600 new jobs over that period. Growth, however, will vary by specialty.

"Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 23 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations."

As technology continues to evolve with each passing day, the nature of the Information Technology industry continues to change as well, with new types of career paths constantly emerging. According to InfoWorld Magazine, these IT jobs will be amongst the most sought after in the coming years:

  • Business architect
  • Data scientist
  • Social media architect
  • Mobile technology expert
  • Enterprise mobile developer
  • Cloud architect

Is Information technology something you might be interested in? If so, check out our programs at South University Online Programs.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our series looking at the future of our areas of study with a look at the fields of Nursing and Healthcare.

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