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Information Technology Careers

While one might think of the typical IT worker as employed by a major software company or systems developer, the reality is that nine out of ten IT workers are found in banks, insurance companies, manufacturing plants or other non-IT businesses. (Source: ITAA IT Workforce Survey)

Ohio LMI: 2008-2018

Over the 2008-2018 period, the Ohio economy is projected to create nearly 250,000 new jobs, primarily in service-providing industries. More than one in four new jobs will be gained in professional and business services. Computer system design and related services will add approximately 20,400 new jobs during this period.

Although the labor market in Ohio is still feeling the effects of both the 2001 and 2007 recessions, employment is projected to increase at a slow rate. On average, between 2008 and 2018 the Ohio economy is expected to have over 166,000 annual openings. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the labor force, usually upon retirement or transfer to another occupation. Over three out of every four openings in Ohio are expected to be due to replacement needs.

In general, the Ohio economy will provide jobs for workers at all educational levels, but individuals with more education and training will enjoy better job opportunities. Growth rates over the 2008- 2018 period are 9.8 percent for those occupations requiring any level of postsecondary training, compared with 2.1 percent for those occupations that usually require only on-the-job training or experience in a related occupation.

There are some industries that are expected to have both a high rate of growth and a large number of annual openings. Computer systems design and related services ranks first in this area with the 20,400 new jobs representing a 50.4% rate of growth over the decade.

Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Labor Market Information.

IT Careers

The IT job titles listed below include a number that were reported as part of our recent alumni and employer survey.

  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support
  • Help Desk Manager
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Technical Support
  • Computer Repair
  • Computer Applications Programmer
  • Software Developer 1
  • Web Master
  • Web Developer
  • ERP System Engineer
  • Enterprise Support Specialist

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Last Updated: 6/27/22