IT Business Edge contributor Don Tennant likes to pass along positive news on the IT job front whenever he can. Just yesterday he wrote about how two of the next decade's top-paying jobs will be in IT, citing research from 24/7 Wall St. that should come as good news to software engineers and systems analysts.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24/7 Wall St. projects 175,100 new software engineer jobs and 108,100 new systems analyst jobs in the 2008-2018 time frame, hiring increases of 34 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
The positive outlooks for software engineers and systems analysts are nothing new. Earlier this year software engineer took the top spot as best job for 2011 in a ranking by jobs site CareerCast that took into account work environment, physical demands, outlook, income and stress. Systems analyst came in at No. 5 on the same list. (Among the others on the list: historian, meteorologist and dental hygienist.)
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