ICT Employment

 

ICT Employment

Information and Communications Technologies include some of the fastest growing jobs and careers in the U.S. and in the world, although ICT is not a term used frequently in the U.S. to categorize or quantify industries or jobs. ICT careers include job titles like:

 

  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Scientists
  • Computer/Information Systems Analysts
  • Data Communications Analysts
  • Database Programmers and Analysts
  • Desktop/Application Support Specialists
  • Digital Home Technology Integration Techs
  • Help Desk Technicians
  • Mobile Application Developers
  • Network and System Security Specialists
  • Network Managers and Administrators
  • Sales Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Technical Sales Specialists
  • Technical Trainers
  • Technical Writers
  • Telecom Managers
  • Telecommunications Line Installers
  • Website Developers
  • Wireless Network Technicians
ICT Employment
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics lumps most of these jobs/careers into the category Computer and Information Technology Occupations.

ICT Employment
  • The computer systems design and related services industry grew dramatically throughout the 1990s, as employment more than doubled. While growth has been decidedly slower since the turn of the century, this industry is still projected to be one of the 10 fastest growing in the Nation. Job opportunities should be excellent for most workers…
     
  • Wage-and-salary employment is expected to grow 45 percent from 2008 to 2018, about 4 times as fast as the 11 percent growth projected for 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.
     
  • Given the overall rate of growth expected for the entire industry, most occupations should continue to grow rapidly, although some will grow faster than others. The most rapid growth will occur among network systems and data communications analysts. The growing use of sophisticated computer networks and Internet and intranet sites, and the need for faster, more efficient networking products will increase the demand for their services. Other rapidly growing occupations include computer software engineers, database administrators, and network and computer system administrators. Business and financial operations occupations will also see rapid growth, information technology has become a vital aspect of business.

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