IT Degrees That Will Get You a Job
Steve Berman | Inside Tech
July 13, 2010
No matter how much you love computers, nobody decides to earn a technical degree without looking to get something out if it. Namely, a job.
Luckily, the tech industry is one of the few bright spots when it comes to significant job growth in the US. But with the world of tech changing not just every day but seemingly every second, entering the wrong technology program could mean wasted time and money, neither of which you can afford.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the tech industry is where several of the fastest growing job segments lie:
• Network systems specialists will grow 53%, adding 156,000 jobs
• Computer software engineering jobs will grow 34% over the next ten years, adding 175,000 jobs
• Jobs for computer scientists will grow 24% over the next ten years, adding 7,000 jobs
• Computer support specialist jobs will grow by 14%, adding 78,000 jobs
• Computer analyst jobs will grow 20%, adding 108,000 jobs
With those stats in mind, here are the degrees that will be worth it in every way, both now and in the future.
Major: Computer Science
This major is heavily based on theory, and the way people and computers interact from a scientific point of view. Classes include programming courses in languages such as Java and C++, software design and data and algorithm analysis.
Jobs this degree leads to: network systems specialist, computer software engineer, computer scientist (Ph.D. required), computer support specialist, systems analyst