Infographic Reviews the Future Growth of Technology Careers

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A new infographic from takes a look at the tech industry, identifying in-demand job opportunities, employment projections and potential educational paths that could lead to careers within the growing technology field.

Users now have information to help guide the next steps in their career paths., a digital resource for education, explores demand for technology occupations in a new infographic, “The Hottest Careers: A Spotlight on Tech.” The infographic examines technical career options, outlining recommended training, possible job responsibilities, projected employment growth and salary potential.

In U.S. News &World Report’s list, “100 Best Jobs 2013,” five of the top 15 careers are in computer-related positions, including computer systems analyst, database administrator, software developer, Web developer and computer programmer.

Between 2010 and 2020, computer-oriented occupations are estimated to increase by 22 percent nationally. That’s more than the 14 percent projected growth for all occupations combined.

“We’re excited to highlight up-and-coming careers,” explained Michelle LaFrance, spokesperson for “The future is very bright in tech-related industries.”

According to, 33 percent of surveyed IT executives plan to hire professionals in tech-related positions in 2013, representing a 14 percent growth above 2012 hiring plans (29 percent) and a 43 percent growth above 2011 hiring projections (23 percent).

“With such strong growth anticipated in these professions, we hope our users find the data we’ve assembled to be useful,” continued LaFrance. “Users now have information to help guide the next steps in their career paths.”

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