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“Many IT professionals are frustrated when they land at an exciting company only to find a horribly outdated tech stack with no plans to update,” said Elizabeth Becker, a partner in the South Florida based IT staffing firm, PROTECH. “Although you may have opportunities to grow in the areas of salary and benefits, your skills will become less desirable in the industry.”
Few jobs today offer old-fashioned banker’s hours, but prospective employees want a sense of the expectations—and once hired, they want companies to deliver. Development sprints and deadlines are a fact of life in the tech world, and employees understand there will be times they need to work late. “But when it happens regularly day in and day out, that’s when employees get burned out,” says Elizabeth Becker, a PROTECH client partner. “They see it as a breakdown in management.”
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So you’re studying Information Technology in college. You’re at your computer station listening to the lecturer. It’s three hours long and you’re wondering, why you’re in class. When you head into class it’s day time. It’s hard to maintain focus during class. By the time you leave, the sun is setting. The day turns to dusk. You’re exhausted. You’re wondering what happened to the sun. In the end you’re wondering whether this was worth it.
Information technology jobs are on the rise across the US; an IT specialist or someone just starting his education might find this list of high-growth and well-paying IT jobs to be of interest (Career titles and salaries from computerworld.com).
- CIO/CTO: $150,000-$230,000
What: Both executive-level positions, CIOs and CTOs deal with overseeing the technological developments and operations of a firm. The primary difference between these two IT jobs is that the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) mostly supervises the progress of new technologies, whereas the Chief Information Officer (CIO) solves issues through the use of existing innovations.