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

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm

  • Number of jobs in 2004 was                                                                  
    • 231,000
  • Number of jobs predicted in 2014 will be                                             
    • 357,000
  • Increase                                                                                               
    • 126,000
  • Percent Increase by 2014 (Increase of jobs/jobs in 2004*100)              
    • 54.6%

 

Computer software engineers, applications

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm

  • Number of jobs in 2004 was                                                              
    • 460,000
  • Number of jobs predicted in 2014 will be                                         
    • 682,000
  • Increase                                                                                              
    • 222,000
  • Percent Increase by 2014  (Increase of jobs/jobs in 2004*100)         
    • 48.4%

 

Computer software engineers, systems software

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm

  • Number of jobs in 2004 was                                                              
    • 340,000
  • Number of jobs predicted in 2014 will be                                         
    • 486,000
  • Increase                                                                                              
    • 146,000
  • Percent Increase by 2014 (Increase of jobs/jobs in 2004*100)          
    • 43%

 

Computer systems analysts

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos287.htm

  • Number of jobs in 2004 was                                                              
    • 487,000
  • Number of jobs predicted in 2014 will be                                         
    • 640,000
  • Increase                                                                                               1
    • 53,000
  • Percent Increase by 2014 (Increase of jobs/jobs in 2004*100)          
    • 31.4%

 

Computer Scientists and Database Administrators

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos042.htm

 

  • Number of jobs in 2004 was                                                              
    • 104,000
  • Number of jobs predicted in 2014 will be                                         
    • 144,000
  • Increase                                                                                              
    • 40,000
  • Percent Increase by 2014 (Increase of jobs/jobs in 2004*100)          
    • 38.2%

 


Network and computer systems administrators

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos268.htm

  • Number of jobs 2004 is                                                                      
    • 278,000
  • Number of jobs predicted in 2014 will be                                         
    • 385,000          
  • Increase                                                                                              
    • 107,000
  • Percent Increase by 2014 (Increase of jobs/jobs in 2004*100)          
    • 38.4%:

 

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