Tide for IT Support Specialist Jobs Keeps Rising
Do you know how many new tech jobs and projected to be created during 2022? One hundred seventy-eight thousand, according to CompTIA’s Cyberstates report.
The report also projects that total tech employment in the US will reach 8.9 million this year. And, the tide for technical support or IT specialist jobs specifically keeps rising. It is the second most common job in the tech sector, employing over 700,000 people.
Plus, data from the CompTIA Tech Jobs Report reveals that the unemployment rate for computer-related occupations is consistently below the overall US rate, showing more job stability for IT pros.
College degrees aren’t required
Many of the jobs posted in technical support aren’t requiring college degrees. Research from Robert Half, a top recruiting agency, found that 89% of technology leaders are willing to hire IT candidates who have gone through a technical training program but don’t have a college degree.
Training, certification in CompTIA A+, and career services from CompTIA Tech Career Academy can help you land one of those IT jobs.
Or maybe you have the tech training but not the soft skills needed to land an IT support specialist job? Those hiring for tech positions are often looking for skills like communication, project management, problem-solving and organization. We train our students in both hard technical and soft skills, while preparing you for the CompTIA A+ certification.
Salaries for IT support specialist jobs above the national average
Beyond the plethora of jobs open and lower rate of unemployment, IT support specialist jobs also pay above the national average. The average salary for an IT support specialist in 2021 was $57,910, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 27% higher than all other U.S. occupations.
Salaries for IT support specialists in 2021 ranged from $38,560 to $102,410. The more experience, training and certification you get, the easier it is to move up the pay scale. See what the salary ranges are for IT jobs in your state or region in CompTIA’s annual research report, Cyberstates.
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