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You may want to get ahead of the curve and figure out a recruiting and pay strategy for at least two IT positions that analysts say will be tough to fill.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles data on such things. The folks at 24/7WallSt.com, analysts and commentators for equity investors, came up with a list of the six jobs they predict will be the highest paid in next 10 years.
Coming in at No. 4 is Computer Applications Software Engineer. In the No. 6 spot: Systems Analyst.
With mobile apps and cloud computing coming on strong in the next few years, CAS Engineers will be in big demand to create software for these new technologies.
They’ll have a median income of about $94,000, and their demand will swell by 34%, especially in Washington, Colorado and Virginia.
Here’s the BLS take on the job: “As a result of rapid employment growth over the 2008 to 2018 decade, job prospects for computer software engineers should be excellent. Those with practical experience and at least a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field should have the best opportunities.”
As for those Systems Analysts, it’s clear to see that as companies grow ever more dependent on their computer network for organizational communication and business intelligence, it’s going to critical to have the right personal managing this crucial infrastructure.
And that person is the Systems Analyst. Says BLS: “This position, only 30 years old, is expected to grow by 20%, adding nearly 110,000 jobs before the end of this decade. While an increasing number of businesses are requiring bachelor’s degrees, it is still very possible to get a job as a systems analyst with just a high school diploma and some certification. The median annual income, $77,740, is also one of the best salaries one can get without a college degree.”
Expect to see a 20% rise in the number of jobs with this title and look to New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia as the employment hot spots for the position.
To read more about the 24/7WallSt. analysis, go here.