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Because the term IT encompasses such a broad range of careers, negative forecasts in certain segments of the workforce are frequently misconstrued, giving the impression that the entire IT industry is in trouble. This is far from true.
Off-shoring has been a large concern by many in the IT industry for the last decade, but by all accounts there has been a gradual increase in the number of IT jobs within the United States. Most of the increases have taken place at higher levels, leading to the conclusion that the outsourcing of lower-end, routine-based IT jobs has actually created more opportunity for IT professionals at higher levels of functionality and pay.
The news that IT jobs in the U.S. are expected to grow by 24 percent throughout the course of the next eight years should be a strong motivation for those with IT career aspirations to seek opportunities through recruiting agencies.