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Posted by Sharyn Leaver on February 18, 2010
IT-related jobs are set to grow through to 2016. Sounds like good news — increased demand equals more career opportunities, specialized training, and job security (and maybe higher salaries). So, I was surprised when I read that baby boomers and gen X’s were steering Millennials away from a career in IT . Why? Their (arguably flawed) logic was that trends toward outsourcing, cost cutting, and the ever-growing emphasis placed on “getting closer to the business” are draining IT of its career opportunities.
So, what career path would you recommend for someone just starting their career? There are lots of options – sales, customer service, marketing, manufacturing, or finance. . . But are these better than a career in IT? I’ve always thought that a career in IT offers, perhaps more than others, the best potential careers path for young graduates. Here’s why:
Plus, there’s no question that there are some super-hot IT careers at the moment — like security for one. But let me know what you think. Would you recommend the next generation of graduates to pursue a career in IT? Are their specific areas in IT that offers better opportunities than others?
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