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Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs forecast, this time focusing on the 30 fastest-growing careers for 2006 to 2016. The tech sector-heavy results will come as an early holiday gift for job-seeking IT pros.
The first job category on the list was network systems and data communications analysts, expected to increase 53.4 percent. Other high-ranking roles included computer software application engineers (44.6 percent); computer systems analysts (29 percent); database administrators (28.6 percent); and systems software engineers (28.2 percent).
Such positive forecasts fly in the face of conventional wisdom. Given the uncertain economy right now, many experts were predicting job losses. Imagine their surprise, then, when the pre-holiday apocalypse didn’t come true, and instead defied all expectations with job increases.
Overall, this report further supports what we’ve been seeing for awhile in the tech marketplace: Demand is going strong for technology, IT, clinical research and scientific jobs, making it an ideal time to be on the supply side.
Posted by Roseanne D.