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Weekly CareerTHEME
 
click for more Untangling IT careers
With the economic free-fall in the early 2000s, especially for the Information Technology sector, it can be difficult now to tell which careers are the fast lanes on the information super highway. This week we try to untangle the mystery of what's hot and what's not in IT.

Daily CareerTIP® Advice
 
Monday - Six of the 25 fastest growing careers are IT
Starting with the fastest growing Information Technology careers first: Network systems and data communications analysts; Computer software engineers - applications; Computer software engineers - systems software; Database administrators; Computer systems analysts; and Network and computer systems administrators. All six are in the top earnings quartile.

 
25 Fastest Growing Occupations
See where computer and information technology careers rank.
  
 
Tuesday - Three of the top six fastest growing industries are IT
#1 is Software publishers. #2 is Internet service providers and web search portals. #6 is Computer systems design and related services. All three growing 55% or more 2002 thru 2012.

 
25 Fastest Growing Industries
High tech on top - see how fast and how big
  
 
Wednesday - Not all IT careers are hot
Do your homework by clicking and counting categories of job listings on IT job boards - such as corporate boards (like Unisys.com) and specialty boards (like ComputerJobs.com). Not so hot are C-skills, Cobol, Informix or Sybase DB, DEC/Vax or Data General.

 
Click on ComputerJobs.Com
Nearly 10,000 Active Tech Jobs! Over 2,000 new tech jobs in the last week.
  
 
Thursday - Hot tech careers in IT
It all depends on leading edge technology. For example, there's DBA (Data Base Administration) like Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) from PeopleSoft, Oracle, SAP. Internet tools, such as .Net, Java, C++.

 
ComputerWorld Magazine
Keep up with the pace with ComputerWorld the Voice of IT Management
  
 
Friday - Get help with your IT career
Make friends with recruiters today. Get to know the best recruiters in reputable contract, temporary and permanent IT staffing firms, as well as in IT corporations. If you win these friends, they can influence other people for your career.

 
Matrix Resources - a top 20 IT staffing firm
Visit their career center today for career tips
  
 
Saturday - IT training, schools and learning
There's more than one way to learn and earn in IT - from high school, two and four year colleges, vocational training, apprenticeships and more. From education to vocation - all at the tips of your fingers.

 
Information Technology Training
From CareerOneStop.Org for students and learners
  
 
Sunday - More than information and technology - wisdom
Still confused about all the changes and choices in IT? Not only do your homework, but also exercise wisdom. "Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity..."

 
For more on wisdom...
From BibleGateway.Com
  
 
 

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