Note the words "up to" and "within the next seven to ten years".Quote:> Like this Texas Workforce Commission page ?:
> Hot Careers in Texas: Information Technology
> "Texas will need up to 57,000 new Systems Analysts, Database
> Administrators, and Computer Support Specialists within the next seven
> to ten years. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of
> Technology Policy, even the slowest growing occupation, computer
> programmers at 29.5 percent, is expected to grow at more than twice
> the average for all other occupations in the nation, currently
> projected at 14.4 percent growth.
In fact, everything there is expressed in either ranges, relative
terms, or projections. (In Texas, being in IT is still better than
the average job in terms of unemployment rate according to the last
chart I saw - about a week ago.)
True enough. (Though subsisting on unemployment is a lot easier if youQuote:> With salaries ranging from $30,000 to over $50,000, IT occupations
> earn at least 10% more than the statewide average income of $26,834.
were earning $26,834 a year.)
Note the words: "remain IT professionals" - doesn't that suggestQuote:> Special programs and incentives are available to help people become
> and remain IT professionals.
you have to keep up? (No different than in most professions, nurses,
doctors, lawyers, accountants all have to keep studying.) -Wm