According to UK studies, the IT world will soon produce positions for those in the technology field. However, Computer Science students, like Steven Holcomb, will have to work even harder as computer science graduates are the least likely to locate work.
The job market remains as challenging as ever. For IT people, however, it seems that will change in the next few years. According to studies, employment prospects will rise. Oddly enough, though, for computer science students like Steven Holcomb, it won’t be as easy.
In the UK group E-skills, overall IT positions will open up by 1.62% annually between 2012 and 2020. Experts suggest this number is nearly twice the average job growth expectation. Each year, about 129,000 IT workers will receive recruitments. They may fill new positions or fill positions left by those already in the field. For IT graduates, the Association of Graduate Recruiters reported that the job recruitment will increase by 72.5% in comparison to last year.
However, a report by the Higher Education Statistics Agency sees things a bit differently. The HESA’s research found that 2011 Computer Science graduates were the least likely to find employment. In fact, Computer Science degree-holders were the least likely to find further schooling, the report said.
Several factors contribute to this discrepancy between the studies. HESA’s data reported on students who have already finished their studies. E-skills’ reports on future happenings for the IT world. Computer Science majors are really banking on the E-skills report.
Yet, some say that the E-skills study reports on greater cross-sections. The HESA data focused on graduates only. Experts have commented that the E-skills findings could include higher level positions that graduates could not attain.
Experts suggest that Computer Science take heed. It’s important to remember that they will face competition. And not even from other computer science techies. Members of other disciplines are just as likely to get hired.
Steven Holcomb is an American athlete and former military man. Since his bobsledding wins at the 2010 Winter Olympics, he has chosen to pursue a degree in Computer Science at DeVry University.