New study stresses the importance of an IT education

It's important to earn a higher degree if considering working in the IT field
It's important to earn a higher degree if considering working in the IT field

As technology is one of the most promising industries in terms of job opportunities on the market today, many people are considering pursuing a higher education in an effort to attain the qualifications that are necessary to succeed.

However, a recent study is suggesting that just because employment hopefuls go back to school does not mean that they're getting the kind of knowledge required for the IT field. ZDNet reports that a study conducted by Unisphere Research/Information Today Incorporated in conjunction with SHARE found that the vast majority of IT executives surveyed believed that students in IT programs are not receiving the proper training required.

Although there may be a gap in readiness, more than half of those surveyed are still planning to hire recent college graduates, despite them having little actual work experience.

An individual who is considering the informational technology (IT) profession may want to consider enrolling in a program that stresses the importance of getting on-the-job training such as an internship, as it could give them an extra edge in the competitive job market.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although a bachelor's degree is required in most companies, many firms prefer to see a candidate with a graduate degree.

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