Women in information technology jobs are earning roughly the same salaries as their male counterparts, provided they share

More new tech jobs have emerged since the end of the past recession than during the same recovery timelines following the dot-com bubble burst and the early-1990s recession, according to Dice.com. What’s more, the

Rick Newman predicts, based on IBISWORLD data, that jobs in different sectors of the information technology industry are set to experience the highest job growth in 2013.  Article>>

Do I wish I could interest my 15-year-old son in technology data analytics? Or in the architecture of cloud-based information technology systems? Apparently if he were to delve into either of those fields, the world would be his oyster, career-wise. At least that is what Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager of Learning@Cisco, would have me believe. Learning@Cisco is a division at the giant San Jose-based technology company that coordinates skills training and recruitment at Cisco and at learning institutions that feed it and its partners. Dunn’s office got in touch with me and encouraged me to write a piece about the surfeit of technology jobs available to young people.

It has been stated before that a college degree is not always a guarantee that one will land a job. College degrees are a valuable resource indeed, but recent economic times have created an opening for new talent, regardless of the education achieved. This article is just one example of how high school students are finding their way into the IT fields based on specified knowledge. Is this the beginning of the end for individuals going the traditional route?