Best Technology Jobs

We use technology more than ever these days to stay connected to our friends and family, get up-to-date on the latest and greatest happenings in our world and sometimes just to pass the time. With all the computers, tablets, smartphones and other high-tech devices our society is dependent on, we need the skills of professionals in technology jobs to make our obsession with tech possible. The Labor Department predicts that tech jobs will grow faster than the average for all jobs at a rate of 12 percent this decade, but it’s not just hiring demand that makes this industry one to watch. U.S. News’ nine Best Technology Jobs of 2016 are also high-paying jobs that boast low unemployment rates. Check out what makes these gigs so great, and read more on how we rank the best jobs.

Computer Systems Analyst

#1 in Best Technology Jobs

Computer systems analysts must have a diverse skill set. The position requires information technology and business knowledge. These analysts custom design computer systems and processes for clients. From 2014 to 2024, the BLS predicts 118,600 job openings in the field. more

 118,600 Projected Jobs

$82,710 Median Salary

2.6% Unemployment Rate

Software Developer

#2 in Best Technology Jobs

Software developers need to be innovative, creative and, of course, technical in order to succeed in this field. They might write new code or fix bugs in code to make it work better. The BLS predicts 19 percent employment growth with more than 135,000 new jobs opening up by 2024. more

 135,300 Projected Jobs

$95,510 Median Salary

2.5% Unemployment Rate

Web Developer

#3 in Best Technology Jobs

Web developers create everything you see on your favorite websites, from the special effects to the search functionality. This is also one of the fastest-growing jobs for 2016, and it oftentimes requires only an associate degree if you have the desire to code. The Labor Department predicts a 27 percent employment growth by 2024. more

 39,500 Projected Jobs

$63,490 Median Salary

3.4% Unemployment Rate

IT Manager

#4 in Best Technology Jobs

Our increasingly digital workplace demands more IT managers, who coordinate computer-related activities for an organization. Duties include analyzing and recommending computer needs, installing and maintaining computer hardware and software, securing an office’s network and electronic documents and searching for new technologies and upgrade opportunities. The BLS expects employment to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024. more

 53,700 Projected Jobs

$127,640 Median Salary

1.8% Unemployment Rate

Information Security Analyst

#5 in Best Technology Jobs

As concern about cybersecurity grows, so does the demand for information security analysts. The BLS predicts employment to grow 18 percent between 2014 and 2024. It is the duty of these professionals to prepare and carry out security measures that protect a company’s computer networks and systems. more

 14,800 Projected Jobs

$88,890 Median Salary

1.4% Unemployment Rate

Database Administrator

#6 in Best Technology Jobs

While the pronunciation of the word “data” always seems to be up for debate, the importance of protecting said data is not. Database administrators set up databases according to a company’s requirements, in addition to maintaining its operations and implementing the appropriate security measures. According to the BLS, 13,400 new database administrator positions will open from 2014 to 2024. more

13,400 Projected Jobs

$80,280 Median Salary

2.0% Unemployment Rate

Computer Support Specialist

#7 in Best Technology Jobs

A computer support specialist’s job is a combination of customer service and troubleshooting. These specialists help computer owners and users troubleshoot and fix problems. The BLS projects 88,800 new jobs will open in the field from 2014 to 2024. more

13,600 Projected Jobs

$61,830 Median Salary

3.3% Unemployment Rate

Computer Systems Administrator

#8 in Best Technology Jobs

Computer systems administrators perform duties ranging from identifying and fixing network issues to updating equipment and software. These administrators are in demand. From 2014 to 2024, the BLS projects that 30,200 jobs will be added to the field. more

 30,200 Projected Jobs

$75,790 Median Salary

2.0% Unemployment Rate

Computer Programmer

#9 in Best Technology Jobs

Computer programmers write the code that makes software programs run. In addition to writing and converting code and maintaining and testing software and programs, a huge part of this job involves problem solving. Programmers address issues that arise when converting programs into code and debug when necessary. According to the BLS, employment in the field is expected to decline 8 percent from 2014 to 2024 because companies may hire computer programmers from other countries with lower wages. more

 -26,500 Projected Jobs

$77,550 Median Salary

2.5% Unemployment Rate

Link: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs

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