PRLog - Dec. 28, 2009 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Information technology (IT) is consistently listed among the top fields for job growth entering the coming decade. However, information technology is an expansive and diverse field including many smaller specializations and professions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT related professions will experience an average of 36.2% growth between now and 2016. However, to obtain jobs in the IT field, some skillsets will prove more valuable than others.
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According to Mark Lassoff, president of LearnToProgram.TV, an information technology training firm that specializes in training software and web developers, there are five skills that will be most valued by IT employers over the next decade. "While acquiring one or more of these skills won't be a guarantee of a job," says Lassoff,"they will certainly make you more relevant and employable for the foreseeable future."
The top 5 IT Skill Sets according to Lassoff are:
4)Mobile Software Design: Everyone has heard about the iPhone application store. Add that to the growing library of Blackberry and Google Android applications and you have a huge market for application development and maintenance. Luckily, the Android and Blackberry platforms are Java based and therefore easy to pickup for most current Java developers. The Apple iPhone platform is based on Apple's Software Development Kit which implements the Objective C Programming language.
5)Computer Based Graphic Design: Creating software and web sits that are functional is one thing. However, almost equally important in today's competitive environment is making creations attractive and usable. The coming generation of computer based graphic designers will not only have to be trained in aesthetics, but also usability and interactivity. Knowing the Adobe Flash platform will be huge as it continues to be the basis for many interactive web sites.
As the information technology field continues to grow over the next decade, professionals with the above skill set will have a distinct advantage over the competition. "The best part," states Lassoff, "is that there is training for all of these areas as close as your local bookstore or internet connection. With a little effort you can train yourself and be ready for the next generation of information technology work."
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