Is Technology the new 'IT' Industry?

By Robert Half October 14, 2015 at 2:03pm

IS TECHNOLOGY THE NEW “IT” INDUSTRY?

75% OF PROFESSIONALS FIND A CAREER IN TECH APPEALING

THE TOP THREE DRAWS:

38% SALARY & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
24% OPPORTUNITY TO INNOVATE & LEARN
13% ATTRACTIVE CULTURE

MEN MORE LIKELY TO FEEL THE APPEAL

87% OF MEN VS. 59% OF WOMEN SAID THEY WOULD FIND A CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY APPEALING

APPEAL FADES WITH AGE

93% 18-34 YEAR OLDS
66% 35-54 YEAR OLDS
45% 55+ YEAR OLDS

SALARIES & MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS

HELP DESK/DESK SIDE SUPPORT

$35,000-$50,250

• Interpersonal skills
• Problem solving abilities
• Customer-friendly attitude
• Ability to be calm in stressful situations

NETWORK ASSOCIATE/NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

$76,250-$112,000

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Problem-solving ability
• Detail-oriented

DATA ANALYST/REPORT WRITER

$74,500-$114,500

• Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving abilities
• Excellent communication skills
• The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with data systems teams
• Excel expertise

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 300 workers in the United States

© 2015 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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