Ten Reasons Why the IT Job Market Is Hot in 2010 - Slide 7

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There is ongoing demand for tech pros with expertise in core talents, including project management, Java development, network engineering and database administration.

To hear some technology professionals tell it, you’d think the IT career field was a vast wasteland of hopelessness, disappointment, injustice and a lack of opportunity. Blaming “cheap labor” in the form of non-U.S workers in this country and elsewhere, they contend that the profession has been stolen from them and that there’s no future in IT. So when the CEO of a company that lives and breathes IT jobs argues that the exact opposite is the case – that the outlook for IT as a career is as bright as or brighter than it ever was – you have to wonder where the disconnect is.

Don Tennant recently spoke with Scot Melland, CEO of Dice Holdings, whose Dice.com website serves as a resource to match IT workers with jobs and to provide information about the IT job market to recruiters, hiring companies and the technology work force. Melland couldn’t have been more bullish on the market, and Don came away from the conversation with 10 reasons why IT remains a great career path for people already in the field, and for those considering it. They are outlined in this slideshow, in no particular order.

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