Computer Software Career Field

Software Careers Outlook

While overall growth in this industry has slowed, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that three of the 10 fastest-growing jobs through 2014 will be computer related. In addition, thousands of job openings will result annually from the need to replace workers who move into managerial positions or leave the labor force.

Keeping current with new or upgraded products is extremely important for software professionals. “You have to keep up to date on all of the new technology. This industry changes so quickly, that if you do not, you will be out of a job,” notes systems analyst David Berner. “I recently interviewed someone who only knew some of the older computer languages. We did not hire him, and it will be tough for him to find a job.”

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