Information technology (IT) careers are now considered integral in all business operations. Traditional IT has exploded into broader and more integrated technology careers. This shift calls on students interested in IT to understand the connection between their career and various aspects of IT, such as data integration, analysis, and technological applications that are often part of regular business operations. For those students interested in pursuing careers focused specifically on IT, data, and integrated technology careers, the future is robust with opportunity in a larger, interconnected informational ecosystem.
The information technology industry employs individuals across a range of industries, from technology to healthcare, finance, and education. As an occupational field, information technology is projected to be one of the fastest growing in the nation, collectively producing 18 percent additional job openings nationally. (Source: Watters, 2022, "25 Crucial Information Technology Statistics and Facts to Know")