Best IT careers


I'm just starting out in the industry. I want to hear from real IT pros what they think is the best IT career based on their experiences.

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Topic: Career
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Hi roane,

Your question is somewhat hard to answer without more details. Do you mean best in terms of money? Challenges? Promotions? Career security?

It would also be helpful if you could give us an idea of your own background and what your goals might be. That would help us steer you in one direction or another.

If you are looking for more general information, you might find this article interesting:

The 50 Best Careers of 2011

"It pays to be smart when choosing your career, particularly now that the job market is (slowly) improving. With the recession officially over, anyone who's out of work or eager to change jobs is on the lookout for opportunities. But where, exactly, are the jobs? Which occupations offer decent salaries, quality of life—and are likely to stick around for the next decade?

Our list of 50 Best Careers answers those questions. We've highlighted dozens of high-opportunity professions—careers you may want to consider as you decide where to look for your next paycheck. Based on job-growth projections, salary data, and other factors like job satisfaction, these occupations span a variety of industries, so you can find the right position for you no matter what your interests."

tech skillz
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Depends on your definition of what's "best". Assuming it's growth potential and employment opportunity these resources should be a great help to you:


In terms of growth potential, check out this blog post from for the Fastest growing IT careers in 2012. (Mobile app development, virtualization, web dev, etc.)


In terms of pure demand, check out this post of the Most in-demand IT skill sets for 2012. (App development, project management, BI, etc.)


View these detailed IT job descriptions (including salary data, job outlook, desirable certifications, job openings, daily activities, education requirements, etc.) to get a clear idea of the current IT landscape.


Hope this helps!


tech skillz

Update -- just released the latest version of its IT skills report. Check it out at Top 10 IT Skills in Demand for 2013.

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