There IS NO shortage of computer related jobs in the US. These are the numbers that are INCREASES of the current number of jobs. There are also openings for jobs that people retire from, get promotions into management, die, become disabled, etc. Again the increase in jobs are over existing positions.
The reason that there is the concept that there is a drop in the jobs is only one job title: COMPUTER PROGRAMMER, this job will only, ONLY!, increase 18% through 2014. This is on order with accountants, lawyers and financial analysts.
Here is the simple data, showing only the computer related jobs that are increasing over 30%, yes THIRTY PERCENT, OVER 30%. There are two computer related jobs that are increasing faster then ANY OTHER JOB. The other rapidly increasing jobs include: House Health Aide, yes this one pays just above minimum wage.
So to any person who is graduating into a computer related job: Good Work, you are going to be rich!
Network systems and data communications analysts
Computer software engineers, applications
Computer software engineers, systems software
Computer systems analysts
Computer Scientists and Database Administrators
Network and computer systems administrators
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