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Is the field of information technology growing each year?

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Keshav Prasad’s Answer

Hello Zach, It's a great question. Short answer "Yes". Information Technology will continue to grow and even evolve in coming years. If you look at it from a career stand point, there is a huge need for people with knowledge and expertise in finding efficient ways to store, transmit and retrieve data in computers. Storing and maintaining data both enterprise and personal in digital format and on cloud is becoming more normal and the percentage of users relying on physical storage for keeping a copy of documents, photos, entertainment and media files is decreasing as saving and uploading data online is easier now and organizations like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Drop box.... etc are offering more free online storage for users on cloud along with backup and security.

New technologies, languages, frameworks and services are evolving day by day to engineer simpler ways of managing data and distribute it to users in the field of information technology . From an environmental sustainability aspect, reducing e-waste and relying more on digitizing information is vital to our planet.The next wave of information technology will involve identifying more efficient ways of preserving data and being able to use that data into quantum computing and applying scientific operations in computers becomes more prominent. Technology will be used to do super computing tasks and also to build and maintain systems that are more sustainable and greener.
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Josh’s Answer

There was a time when companies did all their business with paper documents and file cabinets. Not too many companies do that anymore because everything is online! That change happened slowly, but I think it's a good reminder that whatever people think is the standard way of doing things today may be surprised with what new technological capabilities come tomorrow and I don't see any sign of technological improvements slowing down. That makes it an exciting field to participate in; you get to contribute to the technology that helps people work more efficiently! It also makes it a good skill investment if you choose to work outside of the technology field specifically. These days almost every company is a "tech company" as they all have to adapt to the ways in which the world is changing. For example, you may not think that a company that makes and pours concrete has anything to do with computers, but they still have to manage the logistics of their trucks and inventory. More likely than not, the concrete company that uses newer technology is going to be more successful than the one that does not. With that in mind, it shouldn't be a surprise that even a concrete company would hire a software development team, for example, to help keep it all together and maintain their competitive advantage. 
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Anna’s Answer

Yes, information technology is continuing to grow and is a wonderful career path to pursue! There is high demand for folks who pursue a career in IT, and occupation opportunities are projected to grow around 10% in the next 10 years.
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Shubhankar’s Answer

Hi,

Technology is the ever growing industry. Information technology has expanded and continues to grow in new dimensions every quarter of a year these days. It has tremendous growth potential in coming years with Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and similar new emerging

The most important point to remember would be since it is growing it is also ever changing. New technologies emerge and earlier ones become obsolete. So you need to keep up with the changes .

It is an interesting field and hasn't disappointed me in my 15 years of career.

Hope this helps. Good Luck
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Marianne’s Answer

Hi Zack,
Yes, the field of Information Technology continues to grow. I work in Information Technology and see first hand how quickly the technology changes. There are new opportunities that become available for individuals with IT skill set. The Information technology path is very exciting and challenging and the opportunities to learn new technology. There are always a wide range of opportunities in Information Technology for you to chose from. You will also have an opportunity to continue to develop and add to your skill set.
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Rushdi’s Answer

Great Question! Yes, the field of Information Technology continues to grow and expand every year. As new technologies are introduced, the demand for qualified IT professionals follows. Check out this link for supporting data:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm




Rushdi recommends the following next steps:

Follow this link: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
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Vance’s Answer

The field of information technology is growing and will continue to do so for decades to come. There are a plethora of opportunities available in this field that reach into dozens of other industries. A degree in information technology is consistently listed as one of the most employable degrees. A bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement for entry-level jobs all the way up to management positions. Experience and skillset are the real factors that employs review in determining the best candidates for a job. While in school apply for internships to get practical hands-on experience to start building a portfolio. Having a portfolio will help you stand out from other recent graduates who may not have actual experience.
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