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What Are The Top IT Service Jobs?

by Sylvia Miller

IT services include a fairly awesome array of jobs. Overall, jobs in technology are projected to grow by 12 percent in the decade from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you're already in the tech field, thinking about switching jobs or are just starting your career, check out these need to know about IT jobs that you may want to consider.

Computer Systems Analyst

Merging technology and business, this is position ranks number one in the IT jobs sector, according to U.S. News and World Reports. This job requires a high degree of analytical ability and a social skill set (it's likely that you'll need to collaborate with others or work as part of team in this type of position). The computer systems analyst makes businesses better by analyzing current IT needs and projecting what the future ones will be.

Mobile Developer

Gone are the days when computers kept workers tethered to their desks or stuck inside of cubicles. Now almost everyone can work from almost anywhere (provided there's good service coverage or WiFi). With an increasing demand for mobile technology (such as apps and other services), IT professionals are moving into the all-mobile world. The more that web-based services become rooted in mobile devices (and the more that everyone from businesses to grade school students use apps), the greater the need will become for these experts.

Development Managers

Someone has to lead the team, right? Managers do just this. With an education an experience that's grounded in software development, these managers head the practical and creative efforts of their teams. This type of job obviously has a technical basis. On top of that, managers need excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities. They also need the ability to delegate tasks and set goals for themselves and those who are working under them.

User Experience (UX) Designers

If the user isn't happy, it's not likely that anyone will use the technology in question. User experience designers make sure that that the customer is getting what they want. This job often focuses on functionality (from the user's end perspective) and satisfaction. The more that business and individuals use technology, the more important their experiences are. If the customer can't use a program, the need for it becomes nonexistent. UX designers are the technical piece behind customer satisfaction.

Careers in IT services are booming. Ninety-two percent of American adults own cell or smart phones, 73 percent own computers/laptops, and 45 percent own tablets, according to a 2015 survey from the Pew Research Center. This means that the technology field is growing, making it a top-tier career choice for many. Whether you're on the analytical side or want to lead, you'll find opportunities galore in IT.