The new year has arrived (finally!) and there is even a new administration in Washington. It’s a time for transition and change and, hopefully, new prospects for good. And for those seeking a job, or a change in their career, Information Technology (IT) still tops the market.
Regardless of the industry, IT runs the world. In business, healthcare, finance, research and development, education — everything runs on IT in the 21st century. And that’s why IT professionals are in such high demand, even more so in times of global stress like the pandemic.
The Motley Fool recently looked at the top job prospects for 2021 and found that information technology careers are leading the way.
Software developers: Any position associated with software development will be in high demand for the foreseeable future. Our computers have become an extension of us. We depend on them to do everything from writing business reports to emailing Aunt Margaret to ask for a family recipe. And we’re not the only ones. It’s tough to think of anyone who doesn’t use their computer in some capacity. That’s where software developers come in. They’re the ones who design the computer software that makes it all possible. Software developers earn a median annual salary of $107,510. The typical educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree.
Computer user support specialists: While we’re on the subject of computers, support specialists are the backbone. They are the people we call on when we’re stuck or don’t know what we’re doing. As computer use continues to grow, so does the need for people who help us operate our systems. No college is required, and the median annual salary for a computer user support specialist is $52,270.From The Motley Fool. Click here to read the entire article.
To be honest, the IT job market is extremely competitive. The push in education for more STEM courses, the diversification of IT roles and needs in industry, and the prospects that IT careers are outpacing many other areas of employment make the search for the right IT job a team effort.
Specialized IT recruitment firms like Core Technology Solutions can cut through the electronic gatekeepers and put you face-to-face with hiring managers. For more than 30 years, CTS has been building relationships with key decision makers across all industries who are looking for qualified candidates to fill crucial roles in their IT departments. The next one could be you.
Give us a call and let one of our IT recruitment specialists work with you to find the perfect role that fits your career goals.