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1 Careers in Information Technology Dr. Ron McGaughey Professor of Management Information Systems University of Central Arkansas

2 IT Job Market Nationwide The number of job openings for IT professionals nationwide has increased by 42.4% from 2004 to (SkillProof, 2006for more information see

3 The Shortage US Department of Labor projections suggest that ``computer/math scientist'' jobs, which include programming, will increase by 40%, from 2.5 million in 2002 to 3.5 million in (source: Dept. of Labor Statistics) Colleges (important suppliers in this labor market) are not keeping up with demand (employer demand for graduates in Technology fields). A 2005 survey of freshmen showed that just 1.1% planned to major in computer science, down from 3.7% in (source: Business Week Online) These jobs are not all going offshore--only 5% of the Technology jobs have gone offshore. Currently in the US, for every 9 jobs created here, one job goes offshore. (source: Business Week Online)

4 Average Number of Job Openings for IT Professionals Nationwide, 2004 – 2007 (SkillProof, 2007)

5 IT Sales and Marketing121.9% Business/Process Design106.3% IT Management77.7% Software Development75.5% IT Architects/Consultants65.9% Systems Administration56.6% Systems Engineering / Support59.4% Growth of Job Openings by Category, Nationwide, 2004 – 2007(projected) (SkillProof, 2007)

6 Job Openings by Category, Nationwide, 2006 and 2007 (SkillProof, 2007) (projected) Systems Engineering / Support48,50061,300 Software Development37,00046,100 IT Management26,10030,100 IT Architects/Consultants24,80028,600 IT Sales and Marketing15,80018,000 Systems Administration8,3009,600 Business/Process Design6,0007,300

7 Most Required Tech Skills, Nationwide, 2006 and 2007 Job Openings (estimated)Technology (SkillProof, 2007) (projected) MS Windows O/S32,90041,900 SQL26,00034,900 Java25,30033,800 C++23,70033,600 Oracle DBMS17,00019,700 XML14,70021,800 HTML14,70012,000 Linux14,20024,640

8 Estimated IT Job Openings Arkansas, 2004 – 2007 The number of job openings for IT professionals in Arkansas has increased by 200% from 2004 to (SkillProof, 2007)

9 Estimated IT Job Openings Arkansas, 2004 – 2007 (SkillProof, 2007)

10 Salary Arkansas According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS) in its latest Occupational Employment Survey (OES), computer and mathematical occupations ranked fourth in income of all occupations in 2006 after Management, Legal and Architecture and Engineering Occupations and before business and financial operations occupations in Arkansas. The mean income estimate for computer and mathematical occupations for 2006 is $51,790 (SkillProof, 2007)

11 Salary Statistics IT related jobs are among the best paying jobs with the highest expected growth rates. (Money.Com at (Money.Com at JobGrowth Rate (10 years) Annual Salary and Bonuses Software engineer46.07%$80,427 Computer and information scientists, research 25.63%$96,797 Computer/IT analyst 36.10%$83,427

12 Check it out yourself! The Future of IT (Microsoft Corp.) good overview of job situationshortage. The Future of IT (Microsoft Corp.) Salary.Com about salaries. Salary.Com Job Web job outlook for various jobs and much more. Job Web SkillProof job stats updated regularlyvery SkillProof US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics look up jobs, outlook, salaries, etc. US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Microsoft Learning (IT Careers) lots of links to other relevant sites pertaining to jobs, salaries, job outlook, etc. Microsoft Learning (IT Careers)

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