The future is quoted to be the era of technology. Therefore, there are multiple opportunities in the IT field. More & more vacancies & employments are coming up due to the increasing control of computers in our daily life. Accordingly, computer and IT technicians are needed to fulfill the growing demands of the trade as well as to fix the problems or errors that arise in computers, printers, networks & other technical equipment being used in homes & workplaces. A statement by the US Department of Labor Bureau Statistics claims that computer support technicians & system administrators are anticipated to be the highest emergent professions over the next few years with annual growth of 14.8% with 2,082 openings per annum. This is evident by the 33,521 computer support specialists employed in Colorado in 2008 as compared to the 13,537 in the year 1998.
The annual income of computer support specialists was rated to be as much as $ 39,100 and for network computer systems administrators $54,800, calculated in the year 2002. As a fresh college graduate, I will expect at least $40,000 -$50,000 annually, which would be amplified over the years depending on my work progress as well as the generating requirements of the industry. In previous years the starting remuneration was calculated to be around $27,000 for junior IT posts to $70,000 for senior professionals, depending on the various areas & degree of experience held by the individual.
The demand for this career is increasing as its importance is being felt around the world. The growing technological needs have energized the field of Information Technology with more companies instigate to automate & network their systems. Now more & more people are opting for the related courses keeping in view the favorable jobs available globally. Information Security is considered to be the most efficiently growing area of IT which held more than $23.6 billion in demand in 2006, increasing the requirements of firewall analysts, incident handlers, cyber law experts, security trainers and cryptography, PKI, and cyber insurance analysts in every corporate field.