Career Watch: The college job forecast

Which Jobs Are Growing?

2008

* Computer and IT managers: 1%

* Programmers: -0.9%

* Computer software engineers, applications: 4.4%

* Computer software engineers, systems software: 3.2%

* Computer support specialists: 2.3%

* Computer systems analysts: 2.8%

* Database administrators: 4.5%

* Network and computer systems administrators: 5.5%

2009

* Computer and IT managers: -1.1%

* Programmers: -6.4%

* Computer software engineers, applications: -1.5%

* Computer software engineers, systems software: -1.7%

* Computer support specialists: -2.5%

* Computer systems analysts: 2.4%

* Database administrators: -1.4%

* Network and computer systems administrators: 1.3%

Source: Forrester Research Inc. report "Don't Panic! The IT Jobs Picture Isn't As Bad As You Think," by Simon Yates, March 2009. Copyright 2009, Forrester Research Inc. Projections based in part on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures for the years 1999-2007.

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