Why IT Pros Like, and Even Love, What They Do

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Why IT Pros Like, and Even Love, What They Do

    Why IT Pros Like, and Even Love, What They Do

    Job satisfaction among IT pros is running high. However, tech employees would also like to receive more career development support.

The vast majority of tech employees are no less than "mostly" satisfied at work, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The resulting report, "Evaluating IT Workforce Needs," indicates that tech pros feel a sense of personal accomplishment on the job, and they believe they are putting their talents to good use. They would, however, like to receive more professional development support and advancement opportunities. To address these goals, CompTIA has launched the CompTIA Association of Information Technology Professionals (CompTIA AITP), which offers job searches, online courses and other national resources, along with local chapters for networking and mentoring. "The tech industry's challenge is America's challenge: developing a robust workforce that can effectively fill the IT jobs of the 21st century, whether those jobs are in cybersecurity, IoT, AI or some new technology that's still to come," said Nancy Hammervik, executive vice president of industry relations at CompTIA. "In the United States alone, we expect 1.8 million tech workers to join the labor force through 2024. We need to attract and recruit a diverse workforce of individuals, with and without college degrees, and support them in their career growth." A total of 820 global IT pros took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here

This article was originally published on 2018-01-10
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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