All the featured companies - from Sears, Pepsi, MetLife to DuPont, Lowe's and others - have open positions in IT. While reading a FINS story on the growth of IT jobs outside of IT companies, I also saw IT job ads on the site for Boeing, Walt Disney Resorts and more.
The story reports that the number of tech jobs is expected to grow faster than jobs in the overall economy:
In the decade ending in 2018, the number of jobs in core tech occupations will increase by 19.9%, 784,300 jobs in all, according to a FINS.com analysis of projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In comparison, the BLS predicted the total number of U.S. jobs to grow by 10% in that period and the size of the labor force - the number of workers both employed and unemployed - by 8.2%.
Among the particularly hot careers mentioned: software engineer, computer scientist and network systems analyst. I found it interesting that at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, consulting companies hire more graduates than any other industry.
And since David Foote of analyst firm Foote Partners contends that BLS statistics fail to capture the true depth to which tech jobs have infiltrated business, the outlook for tech jobs could be even brighter.