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One of the fastest growing career fields is IT... Information Technology! Almost every industry and company is effected daily by technology. You can't get around it! And, why would you want to since IT offers some of the highest paying jobs and rewarding careers! The trick is knowing how to find the jobs and connect with the hiring managers and recruiters that are looking for you. We can help!

Quick Facts for Careers in IT (Information Technology)

Information provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, MEBA’s “Be a Part of Information Technology,” and IT-ology

Job Outlook: Excellent! IT jobs are expected to continue to provide the highest rate of job and salary growth

  • 2 of the top 4 fastest-growing occupations in the United States are IT related
  • Wage-and-salary employment is expected to grow 45% from 2008 to 2018, about 4 times as fast as all industries combined. In addition, this industry will add about 656,400 jobs over the decade, placing it among the 5 industries with the largest job growth
  • In 2008, there were about 1.5 million wage and salary jobs in the computer systems design and related services industry
  • In South Carolina, 7 of the top 26 projected fastest-growing occupations for those with bachelor degrees or higher are IT related.
  • Where are the IT Jobs? Everywhere! 85% percent of all IT jobs are found within companies that are everyday household names in industries such as retail, design, insurance, banking, aerospace, energy, and health care. Think Nestle, SC Johnson, Blue Cross, and Wells Fargo.

    Average Starting Salary: $60,000 for IT-related positions

    Career Versatility of IT... Transferable Talent: Whatever your current interests, combining that with IT allows you to cross career clusters. Healthcare, Manufacturing, Finance, and Communications all require IT. IT skills and qualifications are transferrable and highly sought after.

    Want to own your own business? IT is the heartbeat of entrepreneurship: Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay and thousands of smaller but thriving businesses are based in IT

    What Kind of Jobs are there in IT?

    Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts: projected to increase by 53% from 2008 to 2018, which places it among the fastest growing of all occupations.

    Web and Digital Communications: More than 195,000 jobs are projected immediately in the field of interactive media and job growth rate of 35% over the next five years.

    Information Support and Services: One of the areas of greatest demand across the country with more than 216,000 jobs projected immediately and job growth as much as 35 percent in the next three years.

    Software Engineering and Development: The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects more than 775,000 job openings in software engineering and computer systems analysis through 2016. With a combined growth rate of 34.5 percent, these two job are growing more than three times the national average.

    Information Technology Management: These jobs represent the business of IT, and according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 85 percent of all jobs in this industry are behind the storefront of companies like BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, SCANA, CSC, etc.

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