Find Job Satisfaction With an IT Career

By: AJE Recruiting Specialist

Find Job Satisfaction With an IT Career

Individuals who want to find a satisfying career in a troubled economy may want to consider pursuing a job in the information technology, or IT, industry. According to a recent survey by Modis, 89% of IT professionals are currently content with their jobs, while 64% said they plan to stay with their current employer. Additionally, almost half of surveyed employees said they expect to receive a raise next year.

"IT professionals are generally happy in their current roles and are cautiously optimistic about what 2012 may bring," Jack Cullen, president of Modis, said in a statement.

Most of these professionals are happy with their jobs due to factors such as a reasonable salary and benefits, opportunities for additional training, and working under bosses that do not micromanage.

Individuals can enter the IT field with a wide variety of credentials. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people can become computer support specialists and database administrators by earning an associate’s degree or a certification. However, other jobs in IT may demand more advanced credentials. For example, computer and information systems managers typically need a bachelor’s or master’s degree.