I.S./I.T. jobs to approach ONE Million more jobs by 2014!

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by mlakrid, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Hello everyone,

    I said it before, and I will say it again. I.T. type of jobs are the way to go for the future. The last time the labor department estimated I.T. jobs is underestimated the job growth for I.T. jobs by almost 20%.

    See the Labor dept's new figures HERE.

    Computer Systems Analyst positions are to grow by approx +31.4% or an additional 153,000 positions by 2014.

    also:

    Software Engineers and application Engineer positions to grow an esitmated +48.4% or an additional 682,000 positions by 2014.

    for a total of 835,000 for current estimations as listed on the labor departments table above! now go back and re-read what I italicised earlier!

    HERE is also another reason. It is also why computer security is one of the fastest sectors of IT job growth today...

    My future is so bright I gotta wear-----> :cool:
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    woo

    *hopes my future is as bright as mlakrids*
     
  3. Mastershakes

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    Too bad none of the jobs will actually be in the US.

    I kid, I kid - Triumph the comic insult dog. ;)
     
  4. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    I wonder how many of those security threats affected America Offline. Would certainly explain their push to try to convince everyone they're the "safer Internet" with all these security tools. Funny though, things like server based AV protection for email as well as spam lists and the like are things my ISP has had for years, but never thought the need to go on national ad compaigns for. :laugh:

    Sorry, couldn't resist the opportunity to poke a jab at AO-Hell for their ridiculously pathetic security... Good news for those of us in the IT sector... Perhaps (and hopefully) good news for our pay, as well :)

    On a somewhat related note, my father was trying to get tech support for an application he owns. As he told me, the person was from Bombai, and they seemed to have trouble understanding one another...
     
  5. Mastershakes

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    Did I specify where the jobs will go? :)

    I had 2 jobs outsourced to India in the mid 90s. I was not pleased. Both of them are back here now for the exact reasons you just described. hehe.
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Systems Analysts and Software Engineers don't answer tech support phonecalls...
     
  7. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Thank goodness we don't.
     
  8. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    hehe, you didn't need to :)

    Actually I wouldn't care so much if some employment opportunities went to India (well I would mind if it was at a cost to our own jobs; but then again long run, if the people over there do better, and start buying PCs, guess who will need support also :D Not to mention all the people looking to get on the Internet, etc...) "Cheap labor" of today, can become more expensive labor in the future once companies have built capital and committed a presence in countries, and the people find they have more marketable skills, so they don't need to settle. This too can mean, higher expectations to the quality of life...

    However, and the big clincher is this. If someone, anyone is going to provide support, they need to be able to understand the caller. If someone can't speak English, they can't well support an English speaking base of callers...
     
  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    That statement is not 100% accurate...

    I am in a senior level position at CENTCOM, and while we do not have Tiers of service, (or phone support) so while I may not answer phones, or go to fix the problem, I do look at Magic tickets to help resolve them.

    I direct the ticket to the correct department, and ensure the tickets problem(s) are 100% satisfied with the customer, before closing it out.

    I am in an engineering position, and sometimes, there is simply nothing which needs engineered.

    Which can make my job boring at times as well... which is why I am on OSNN alot during the day! :laugh:
     
  10. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I think Nets more implicated that they are not the primary phone answering contact. In that case, he is correct. From your standpoint, that is escalation, which is part of the pie ;)
     
  11. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    True, but we dont have phone service...

    LOL :laugh:
     
  12. kcnychief

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  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    My thread, so no Hijacking..

    but... :bandit:

    /boot
     
  14. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, what I meant is that you don't directly talk to someone who can't figure out where their CD-ROM drive is, for example. :p
     
  15. kcnychief

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    what is a CD-ROM drive? :D
     
  16. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    It's that retractable cup holder, callers seem to keep breaking :D
     
  17. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I thought the hard drive was the cup holder?
     
  18. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Oh my....

    you guys are incorigable...

    hehe

    most of the people we help are developers (which doesnt make it any better) because most of them require admin rights to test the applications they develope or change...

    :(
     
  19. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Much to my shock, at my new job everyone actually operates as a "Power User". Interesting to see how things are done, to avoid excessive admin priveleges.