Anyone who wishes to enter the information technology field has reason to celebrate. According to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor report, approximately 10,000 new technology jobs were added during May 2011. The study also stated that there was a steady monthly growth since January.
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IT staffing companies and recruiters have also stated that they are hiring more technology professionals. Therefore, these statistics reflect a steady growth of job opportunities. But which areas of this growing field are especially in-demand? Here’s a look at some of the more in-demand positions:
The idea that the information technology department remains completely separate from the rest of the company is no longer valid. Businesses are now recognizing that technology may actually be a driving force for success. The position of business architect is part of the upper management organization and needs to completely understand the business model of the company, as well as technology needs.
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Social media sites is becoming increasingly important to many businesses. Social networking sites are no longer monopolized by Twitter or Facebook. As the complexities of social media advance, it is important for companies to hire specialists who can pull it all together. These specialists need to have the knowledge to build social networks for communication between businesses and their customer base in an effective manner.
The advent of the smartphone and other mobile computing devices has created the need for professionals in this area. Mobile applications and security measures are some of the highest concerns for this computing area. Not only do companies need professionals to create mobile computing apps, but also they need people to manage the in-house use of the devices—everything from setup to support.
Big data or all of that information coming from system logs, click streams and many others mean that someone needs to be able to create logic from that information. Within all that seemingly unstructured data are information about system failures, customer behavior and more. Data scientists take these mounds of data and can turn it into new opportunities for the business model, or prevent a major system failure. Professionals in this area need to have expertise in some very unique tools such as the R programming language or various analytics software.
These examples are just a few of the many positions that are in high demand. If you are looking for a new career or just a change, consider one of these positions.
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