Computer Careers: Career Outlook for Computer Industry Professions

Published Aug 24, 2009

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Those in the Computer Industry profession face a healthy career outlook due largely to increased reliance on technology and the ability to apply specialized knowledge to this continually evolving field. Read on to learn more about the career outlook of Computer Industry professions.

Outlook for Computer Industry Professions

Computer Programmer Overview and Career Outlook

Computer programmers create applications for many tasks from creating basic text documents to maintaining inventories, as well as the systems that maintain and control individual computers, networks and database. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov, job growth for computer programmers in the U.S. might slow due to outsourcing. Skilled and educated computer programmers will find the best opportunities in the computer consulting industry.

Computer Systems Analysts Overview and Career Outlook

Computer systems analysts determine the optimal systems, software and processes for an organization for storing, accessing and using its collected data. The BLS reports faster than average growth in this field due to increased dependence on electronic data and the evolving technology used to manage it.

Computer Software Engineers Overview and Career Outlook

Computer software engineers create specialized utility programs and applications for numerous uses. The BLS predicts computer software engineers to be among the fastest growing occupations between 2006 and 2016. Demand will increase as businesses continue to look for ways to maximize the efficiency of their computer systems and implement new computer networking technologies.

Information Systems Managers Overview and Career Outlook

Information systems managers oversee the systems used by organizations to process, store and access collected information. As technology continues to evolve and becomes increasingly sophisticated, the BLS predicts that job growth for information systems managers will remain strong, specifically for those with good communication skills and specialized technical knowledge.

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