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Technology Jobs of the Future

Moore’s Law states that technology doubles every year or so. Do you have what it takes to keep up?

Most jobs today rely on some form of technology, and there is really no questioning that it will continue to play a huge role in the jobs of tomorrow.

Technology Career Growth – By The Numbers

As you are probably aware, jobs in technology are continuing to grow at an impressive rate.

Here are few facts from BLS1 on the job growth in technology fields:

  • 13% job growth projected from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • That’s about 557,100 new tech jobs will be created by 2026.
  • The median annual wage for was $84,580 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690. That’s over $45,000 more per year in salary!

Within the technology field, there are also a wide variety of in-demand careers to choose from:

Computer Programmer Computer Systems Analyst Computer Network Architect Information Security Analyst Computer and Information
Systems Managers
Entry Level Education Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree/ Many have Master’s degree
2017 Median Pay $82,240 $88,270 104,650 $ 95,510 $139,220
Learn more about relevant programs: Online Programming Certificate Online Bachelor’s Degree in IT Online Networking Certificate Online Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security Online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Online master’s degree in IT Management

From software development, programming, software engineering, cyber security, information assurance, robotics, artificial intelligence, database administration, or networking, you have the ability to create a better future for yourself and the world around.

Not sure with technology path is the right one for you? Explore our career insight tool.

You can also enjoy one FREE 1-on-1 coach session with a technology career coach. Call 800-920-6723 to set one up with an enrollment counselor before starting classes. Click here to learn more about our Career Navigation Services for students.


The Importance of a Degree or Certificate for Your Career in Technology

With such a highly skilled based field, you might think that once you learn to code or setup a network that you are on your way to the tech career of your dreams. But that’s not always the case. You don’t just want your foot in the door, you want your whole body in and moving forward. That’s a lot more than a few weeks at a bootcamp will get you…

Open doors and stand out

With so many technical jobs in the future, how do you ensure your resume will stand out? Earning a degree or certificate in a technology area of study can separate you from the 557,099 others looking for that next tech opening. Additionally, the value of career-relevant education sets you up on the path to continued promotion and opportunity.

Explore more: Download our Career Ladder to see pathways from entry level to CIO and anywhere in between along the educational programs that can help you get there.

Skills beyond the wires

Oddly enough, what most technical training programs don’t get you are the skills employers want the most.

CIO Magazine2 states that the skills IT professionals need the most include:

  • Effective communication
  • The ability to put things in context
  • The ability to ask the right questions
  • Critical thinking, communications, writing, decision making,

With an online technology certificate or degree from CSU-Global, you are armed with both the technical and workplace knowledge, skills, and abilities that turn you into a true valued employee.

Expect better from your technology education

No matter where you are in your technology career, CSU-Global has the programs to help you get to your next stage. We revise our IT courses every 12 months so you know you are getting the latest in the field that is constantly changing. We also align our programs with the industry certificates so you can demonstrate your abilities as you gain them while still working on a long-term degree.

Contact an Enrollment Counselor to learn more about our online technology programs today.

1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

2 https://www.cio.com/article/3269428/it-skills-training/the-14-soft-skills-every-it-pro-needs.html

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