• Top Nine Growth Occupations for College Grads: Computer Careers Climbing Back on Top. CollegeRecruiter.com Tracks Rise in Placements for Those Entering the IT Workforce (March 21, 2005 Press Release)

    March 21, 2005 by


    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    Phone: 800-835-4989
    Fax: 702-537-2227

    Minneapolis, Minnesota — March 21, 2005 – Since the bursting of the dot com bubble in 2000, information technology careers have been viewed by many college students as almost certain paths to long-term unemployment. Although few are predicting a quick return to the drastic shortage in information technology workers seen in the late 1990’s, there is cause for optimism among those who believe that computers, and not dogs, are man’s best friend. Once again, information technology careers are topping the list of the best growth occupations for college graduates.

    For occupations requiring a two-year college degree or higher, Computer Software Engineers, Computer Analysts, and Postsecondary Teachers are projected to have the largest increases in employment through 2012. The figures come from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, which regularly estimates which occupational fields will see the largest growth in the number of jobs.

    “It has been quite a roller coaster ride for computer science graduates,” said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, the highest traffic career site used by students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. “When we went live way back in 1996, most people did not know what a dot com was and no one could have envisioned the dot com bubble, the bursting of that bubble and resulting labor market crash, and now the slow and steady resurrection of that labor market.” Rothberg believes that the improved job market for new graduates will continue for at least the next couple of years, but cautions them against choosing their major simply based upon what careers are hot today. “Hot professions come and go more frequently than some people change their socks. The key to professional fulfillment is to carefully examine your competencies, interests, and values and choose your career, industry, and employer based upon those factors.”

    For a full breakdown of the occupations, their current employment numbers, and their estimated employment numbers, see
    Top 9 Growth Occupations for College Graduates.

    About CollegeRecruiter.com

    CollegeRecruiter.com is the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. The CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites is used by 5,000,000 visitors per month to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and over 1,300 pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at https://www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php.