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Compare the top 10 fastest growing IT jobs from 2012 to 2020 by growth rate, salary and future jobs creation. Click links for career path deep dives featuring job descriptions, skills & activities, desirable certifications, education requirements, training & degree programs and IT insider tips. See web version at http://www.itcareerfinder.com/brain-food/blog/entry/best-computer-jobs-for-the-future.html

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Fastest Growing IT Careers

Top Ten Fastest Growing IT Jobs 2012 - 2020

Trying to determine your ideal IT career path? Want to know which jobs will be in the greatest demand and offer the highest pay once you finish your education? We designed this comparison of the decades 10 hottest IT careers to serve as your guide.

The following IT career paths will experience the most growth from 2012 to 2020, pay salaries well above the national average and offer a wide range of opportunities for upward mobility.In this GuideSources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com

Growth: 32% (much faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 292,200Average Salary: $94,000Mobile Development Training Top Growth Factors: Mobile application developer is one of the worlds most demanded and fastest growing IT careers. As smart phones and tablets continue to change the way we do business, communicate, and access news & entertainment, the demand for new and innovative mobile applications is growing at breakneck speeds. This increased demand translates to one of the largest IT skills gaps ever realized there are simply more mobile development jobs than skilled developers to fill them. 1 Mobile Application DeveloperSources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com3Growth: 31% (much faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 33,900Average Salary: $82,000Database Administrator Training

Top Growth Factors: As businesses continue to accumulate record amounts of digital information, the demand for trained and certified DBAs to store, organize, analyze and secure this data will continue to rise. In addition, as more databases are connected to the Internet and cloud, data security will become increasingly vital & complex, thus a growing number of database administrators withinformation securitytraining will be hired to protect corporate databases from hackers and other cyber criminals. 2 Database Administrator

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com4Growth: 30% (much faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 270,900Average Salary: $90,000Software Engineer Training Top Growth Factors: Demand for software engineers will rise along with technological advancements in computer networking. For example, the increased adoption of cloud & virtualization strategies will create demand for applications software engineers who can develop efficient and secure web- based programs. Likewise, as the increased sophistication and adoption of electronic data-processing systems continues to rise, the need to implement, safeguard and upgrade to these new systems will fuel the creation of systems software engineer jobs in 2012 and beyond.3 Software Engineer / Developer

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com5Growth: 30% (much faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 270,900Average Salary: $80,000Video Game Designer Training

Top Growth Factors: The multi-billion dollar video game industry has more than tripled in size over the last decade with no signs of slowing. Beyond the booming consumer market for console & PC games, the increased popularity and sophistication of mobile devices has unlocked a new world of job opportunities for video game designers, artists and programmers. Computer game designers with mobile development expertise will be especially sought after as smart phones & tablets, such as the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, continue to change how video games are accessed and played. Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com4 Video Game Designer

6Growth: 28% (much faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 96,600Average Salary: $69,000Network Administrator Training Top Growth Factors: Computer networks are an increasingly vital part of the modern business, and demand for network administrators will continue to increase as firms invest in new tech to increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage. The rapid adoption of tablets and smartphones and BYOD strategies into corporate culture means more organizations will use the Internet to conduct business online, translating to an increased need for network professionals who can help businesses utilize these emerging technologies to communicate with employees, clients and customers.Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com5 Network Administrator

7Career Growth: 22% (faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 65,700Average Salary: $87,000IT Security Specialist Training Top Growth Factors: Security will remain a top concern for IT hiring managers as the frequency, scope and complexity of cyber attacks continues to rise. IT executives in Computerworlds 2012 IT Forecast Survey report actively seeking professionals with security skills, but finding it difficult to locate good talent. This indicates an incredible opportunity for IT pros to advance theirinformation security skills & credentials. Securityskills in the greatest demand in 2012 and beyond will include IT operations security, mobile device security, risk management, cloud/virtualization & network security.Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com6 IT Security Specialist

8Career Growth: 22% (faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 120,400Average Salary: $79,000Systems Analyst Training

Top Growth Factors: As organizations continue to increase their reliance on technology, systems analysts will be hired to design new computer systems across all verticals. Health care is a key industry for computer system analyst job growth, as government mandates and aggressive funding continue to drive rapid increases in electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, e-prescription services and other healthcare IT initiatives that require systems analysts to design and develop customized computer systems.Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com7 Computer Systems Analyst

9Career Growth: 22% (faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 65,700Average Salary: $91,000Web Developer TrainingTop Growth Factors: Each year, a record number of businesses brings their offerings to the World Wide Web. As the number of products and services online grows, web developers will continue to see increased job opportunities. The proliferation of social media and Web 2.0 sites will contribute to the high demand for skilled and talented web 2.0 developers, as businesses look for web-based solutions to engage a new generation of customers and spur a competitive advantage in these fast-growing platforms. Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com8 Web Developer (web 2.0)

10Career Growth: 21% (faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 37,700Average Salary: $46,000Health Information Technician Training Top Growth Factors: Health care will produce more new IT jobs from 2012 2020 than any other single industry. Aggressive government mandates and federal funding incentives for health care practices to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems is driving unprecedented growth in healthcare IT hiring. Candidates beginning their health information technician education now will be well-positioned for supervisory roles as the health IT job market continues its rapid ascension throughout this decade.Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com9 Health Information Technician

11Career Growth: 18% (faster than avg.)New Jobs 2010-2020: 55,800Average Salary: $111,000Technology Manager Training

Top Growth Factors: Technology manager employment growth is closely tied to the growth rates of the IT occupations they supervise. Unprecedented growth in a range of IT career fields including networking, web 2.0 and mobile development, software engineering, database management, IT security, cloud & virtualization technologies, etc. will continue from 2012 to 2020 and beyond, in turn fueling the need for skilled and talented IT managers to steer the ship.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook | Indeed.com | ITCareerFinder.com10 Technology Manager

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)Chart Ten Fastest Growing IT CareersIT Career Path Growth Percentage | 2010 through 2020

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook (Published Late March 2012)Indeed.com(Live Salary Data Q2 2012)Computerworld IT Forecast 2012 Survey(Published Q4 2011)

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