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Technical and professional certifications are also increasing in popularity and importance. IT workers are expected to continually update their knowledge and acquire new skills to remain qualified.

Employment Prospects

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer network administrators is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks, the demand for systems administrators is increasing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov); opportunities for IT graduates continue to rise. The below table shows the national projections:

Job Category 2006 Number 2016 Number
Computer Software Engineer, Applications 507,000 732,510
Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software 350,000 449,000
Computer Systems Analyst 504,000 650,000
Computer Support Specialist 552,000 624,000
Network and Computer Systems Administrator 309,000 393,000
Computer and Information Systems Manager 264,000 307,000
Computer and Information Scientist, Research 25,000 31,000
Database Administrator 119,000 154,000
Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst 262,000 402,000
Computer Specialist, all other 136,000 157,000

Office assistants generally work with other people and should be cooperative and able to work as part of a team. They must be willing to change to meet the unexpected requirements of the job and be willing to learn and utilize updated software packages and new office equipment. Employers require knowledge of word processing, microcomputer applications, and other general computer skills. In addition, office assistants must be proficient in keyboarding and competent in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. The average wage in Nebraska for a position of this nature is $30,000.

To find out the approximate salary for IT jobs, Salary.com is a website that shows a particular job title and the salary range associated with that type of position. These salaries are not just for the Midwest. http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/layouthtmls/swzl_narrowjob_IT03.html

To see more of job offerings for the Omaha Metropolitan area, click on the following link: http://omaha.jobs.com/jobsearch.asp?re=4&pg=8&sq=omaha&aj=omaha

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