Technical and professional certifications are also increasing in popularity and importance. IT workers are expected to continually update their knowledge and acquire new skills to remain qualified.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer network administrators is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks, the demand for systems administrators is increasing.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov); opportunities for IT graduates continue to rise. The below table shows the national projections:
|Job Category||2006 Number||2016 Number|
|Computer Software Engineer, Applications||507,000||732,510|
|Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software||350,000||449,000|
|Computer Systems Analyst||504,000||650,000|
|Computer Support Specialist||552,000||624,000|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrator||309,000||393,000|
|Computer and Information Systems Manager||264,000||307,000|
|Computer and Information Scientist, Research||25,000||31,000|
|Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst||262,000||402,000|
|Computer Specialist, all other||136,000||157,000|
Office assistants generally work with other people and should be cooperative and able to work as part of a team. They must be willing to change to meet the unexpected requirements of the job and be willing to learn and utilize updated software packages and new office equipment. Employers require knowledge of word processing, microcomputer applications, and other general computer skills. In addition, office assistants must be proficient in keyboarding and competent in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. The average wage in Nebraska for a position of this nature is $30,000.
To find out the approximate salary for IT jobs, Salary.com is a website that shows a particular job title and the salary range associated with that type of position. These salaries are not just for the Midwest. http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/layouthtmls/swzl_narrowjob_IT03.html
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