If you're looking for an entry-level tech job, check out this article by Robert Half Technology's senior executive director John Reed.
Using research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Robert Half Technology's 2014 Salary Guide, Reed highlights six of the fastest-growing entry-level tech jobs, including:
- Information security analysts/data security analysts Businesses involved in e-commerce or data collection need information security analysts, and the BLS predicts there will be 37 percent growth in jobs for information security analysts between 2012 and 2022.
- Big data roles Data architects, data modelers and business intelligence analysts are just a few of the big data positions in strong demand. This incredibly hot area of IT hardly existed until recently, but is projected to be a major driver for technology hires in 2015. For those with degrees in statistics, mathematics and science, entry-level tech jobs in big data can provide excellent opportunities.
- Software developers It may not be surprising to see this popular role on the list of hot entry-level tech jobs. Demand for software developers is huge now and will continue to grow: The BLS projects a 22 percent increase in software developer jobs from 2012 to 2022.
Also on the list for best entry-level tech jobs? Mobile application developers, web developers and computer systems analysts. Get the full scoop on all of these positions -- and see how much starting salaries are projected to increase for all six entry-level tech jobs.