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Are you deciding on a career path? Or, are you planning to switch careers? If you are at this point in your life, you sure would want to venture into something future proof. You would want a career that is in an industry that is continuing to grow and will give you a stable job.
In this article, we will give you just that. If that sounds interesting for you, then read on.
If we look at jobs from the past 20 or 30 years, almost every job out there was done out of manual labor. Factory and assembly line workers were of abundance.
Then came computers. This caused technology to rapidly evolve. We also saw the Internet rise. All these developments brought about significant changes in our economy, especially with work and employment.
Nowadays, it is very much evident how artificial intelligence and automation have replaced a number of those factory jobs that we have accustomed to from the 1950s. We now have machines, computers and software programs dedicated to automate and do all these jobs faster and more efficiently.
Even though these old manual jobs have gone extinct, we have also seen how millions of IT jobs have replaced them. Jobs like software developers, systems analysts and those in the cloud computing areas are gaining traction. These jobs have become so important and have been fueling the economy worldwide.
For instance, mobile application development is now the hottest area in IT. These jobs involve creating apps for mobile phones running iOS, Android and other mobile operating systems. It is growing so fast that in fact there are more jobs than there are skilled people to fill them already.
If we also look at cloud computing, there were 1.7 million cloud-related jobs worldwide that went unfilled in 2012. This makes it one of the fastest growing areas in IT. Plus, 2 in 3 enterprises are currently planning, implementing or using cloud computing.
Will this influence your decision on which career path to take?
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IT Jobs with the Highest Pay and Fastest Growth
Mobile Application Development is the HOTTEST AREA in IT
There are more jobs – than – there are skilled people – to – fill them
Job Postings on Dice.com went up by
129% for Android Devs
190% for iPhone Devs
IT Salary Levels are truly a cup of HOT Coffee
In spite of the “Great Recessions”, salaries in IT have remained steady – or – increased
In 2012, in the Unite States, IT JOBS has a median total compensation of…
$90k for Staffers
$116k for Managers
Cloud-Computing is one of the fastest growing areas in IT
1.7 million cloud-related jobs worldwide went unfilled in 2012
2 in 3 enterprises are planning implementing or using Cloud Computing
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$94k average salary
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$87k average salary
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