Management briefing: Careers in IT
The geeks have triumphed. A generation weaned on iPods, games consoles and Google Earth sees a career in IT alongside those in law and medicine, according to the British Computer Society (BCS), which credits cool Silicon Valley technology companies with overhauling the industry's former nerdy image.
More than one third of young people surveyed by the BCS regard IT as an attractive career. Perceptions of the IT jobs market are holding up well despite the recession: 53 per cent of Britons under 30 with IT qualifications feel confident about employment opportunities in the next year.
Web development, computer games and teaching were the most popular IT careers, while 41 per cent of those surveyed saw IT as an easy industry in which to start a business.
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