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CIT Career Outlook

Information technology (IT) is an integral part of modern life and business. And, careers in the information technology field frequently exceed median pay and future job outlook growth.

With respect to pay, the 2018 median salaries for computer information technology jobs ranged from $53,470 to $118,370 per year while the median household income for the same period was only $63,179!

CIT Salaries 2018

And, in case you are wondering, see https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/50-highest-paying-college-majors/ for the 50 Highest Paying College Majors.

With respect to growth, according to the BLS, "Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security."

Choosing CIT as a major was reinforced by a recent government study, reported by NBC Nightly News (7/8/2014, story 8, 0:35, Williams), which stated that reported numbers from the Federal government show that “where earning potential is concerned, what you study in college is worth way more than where you go to college.” The government examined data from the class of 2008 and found that those “who went to state schools earned about the same as those who went to private colleges, about $50,000 a year.” The real differences could be seen in choice of major, as those “who studied science, math, technology, or engineering tend to be making $15,000 more per year.”

For a detailed exploration of these CIT careers, including future job outlook trends, see http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm


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 Last Modified 2/12/20