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IT Jobs Increasing Despite Slow Economy, IT Crossing Says

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Mon, Jul 12, 2010

IT jobs grow faster in Dallas & other 2nd-tier cities According to Information Technology Crossing, an IT job board that aggregates job postings from numerous major sources from across the Web and across the country (U.S.), demand for IT personnel continues to rise. In a recent press release, the company cited 89,000 new job listings in just the last seven days. "With companies in all sectors increasingly using...more advanced software applications...there will always be a good demand for systems administrators," the article said.

The article also indicates that the lion's share of the IT job growth is coming in areas outside the so-called Tier-One cities like New York, Washington DC, or Silicon Valley. Instead, the best markets for new graduates are in locales not typically thought of as technology hubs--cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia and other "second-tier" locations.

That's more good news for students of with computer training centers in Raleigh, NC as well as Dallas and Houston, TX where IT job growth is significantly outpacing the economy as a whole and other major metropolitan areas.

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas Targets Dollars for IT Jobs

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Tue, Jul 06, 2010

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas has targeted occupations in Information Technology as a focus for training dollars in the current year. Several of the IT jobs listed in high demand are career positions that students of would be qualified to fill after just 3 to 6 months of certification training. In some cases, of course, additional on the job experience would be required.

Average wages in the Dallas County area for these positions range from just over $18 per hour for a Computer Maintenance Technician, to more than $55 per hour for a Computer and Information Systems Manager. Here are some additional examples with base wage data:

  • Computer Support Tech - $21.67/hr.
  • Computer Systems Analyst - $39.17/hr.
  • Computer Security Specialist - $33.40/hr.
  • Network Systems Integrator - $33.40/hr.

The data coming out of Worforce Solutions Greater Dallas also includes positions in the Medical, TelCom, Manufacturing, and Business Administration disciplines. For the most part, the I.T. industry offers the highest overall levels of pay which is why it is a priority for the agency. And of course, IT is an essential function in all these priority industries.

Anyone interested in either entering the computer industry or upgrading his/her skills as an I.T. professional should check out and Worforce Solutions Greater Dallas to see if you're eligible for available funds. specializes in accelerated IT certification training for career changers and working or temporarily displaced I.T. professionals.

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VIDEO: MyComputerCareer Student Talks About IT Training & Career

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Sat, Jun 26, 2010

Warren McNeill is a recent graduate from He attended classes from September '09 to March '10. Warren is now (Jun '10) several months into a successful IT career in network and desktop support.


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IT Jobs Look Strong as Raleigh-Cary Scores High for Job Growth

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Fri, Jun 04, 2010

The Raleigh-Cary metro area ranked 18th in year-over-year labor-market performance among America's 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Area's (MSA's) according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report confirms that despite slow overall economic growth--and particularly slow recovery in the employment category--the Raleigh area is one of those leading the way out of the nation's economic doldroms.

Although private sector employment droped by 0.59 percent from April 09 to April 10, the metro area fared far better than 82 other top-100 markets. Important to note, too, is that during the same period, population in Raleigh-Cary rose by an estimated 4 percent according to, a key information source for home builders. That strongly suggests that job growth was actually in positive territory for the region joining an elite group of only three other markets nationwide in positive job growth. Employment growth has appeared particularly strong in the first two quarters of 2010 in the Raleigh market.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to project Networking and Data Communications as the 2nd hottest field for  job growth for the decade ending in 2018. Jobs in Information Technology here in the Triangle continue to be strong as suggested by the continuing success of students in finding entry level positions and in advancing in their careers.

It's all good news for career changers and others looking to build their present and future financial and personal success on the strength of the I.T. industry. In the worst of times, our sector has continued to be a source of strength and hope. The best is yet to come!

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IT jobs expand 2 consecutive quarters

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Fri, May 21, 2010

The US economy added new IT jobs--26,000 of them--in Q1 of 2010. According to a recent article in Information Week, the rise follows a similar uptick in Q4 of 2009 and marks the first time in two years that the IT industry has seen a net increase in jobs during two consecuteive quarters. Overall, the article says, IT employment is up by almost 100,000 jobs since it hit rock bottom in the first quarter of 2009.

In addition to the rising tide of full-time hires, employers say they're looking for the most cost-effective ways to acquire specific skills through a combination of new hires, contractors, and software or infrastructure services like cloud-based applications. That's good news for new I.T. professionals like students and graduates of who are entering the market with specific, in-demand certifications rather than the more general education provided by a two or four-year degree program from a college or university.

For more information about career opportunities in the computer field, call TOLL FREE at 866-606-6922 (MYCC) or take the FREE Career Evaluation at

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