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Employment Opportunities in the IT Sector in India

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One of the largest employers in the country, the Information Technology is demanding more specializations. The following article takes a quick look at the same.


The Indian IT Sector


A rapidly growing economy, India is one of the leading countries in the world of Information Technology (IT). According to a report published by NASSCOM, India's IT sector is rapidly increasing at a rate of 20% every year. Already one of the biggest contributors to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the industry is expected to offer more in the future along with generating more job opportunities.


A stable sector, the IT industry continues to be one of the largest employers. With the presence of multinational IT companies, software engineers can get along with hefty pay packages. IT professionals can find jobs in CSC, Wipro, Microsoft and several IT companies.


Specializations


However, with the passage of time, as the industry began to grow, challenges began to crop up. Most important of them is the lack of skilled workforce. There is an increasing demand for skilled professionals in the industry, where as the supply is yet to match up to its level. In the extremely computer-savvy world offices are going almost paperless now. A large number of skilled professionals are required to fill the demands.


In an era of specialization, candidates can choose from some of the latest specialization that has emerged in the world of Information Technology. Let us take a quick look at them.


Systems Development: It is a process of creating or altering information systems and models of methodologies. It usually deals with developing software in different languages and testing them.


Systems Analysis: It is the study of interacting entities including computer systems analysis. It is very closely related to operations research or requirements analysis. Professionals working as systems analysts, provide customized services. The phase of systems analysis is very important in the development of computer systems.


Data Base: This is all about managing data base effectively so that it can be used later as and when required.


Systems Administrators: Systems administration is an integral part of Information Technology. Skilled personnel in this category are required by the industry in all types of IT companies whether small or big. These days' systems administrators need to keep a track on security network as well along with managing security systems.


Hardware Engineering: Skilled personnel in this field are very much in demand. Their main functions comprise assembling systems and repairing parts.


Networking: Connecting computers through networks is the major objective of networking. It is useful because it implies that data sharing could be made possible easily.


Related to Hardware and Software, there are several institutes from where students can pursue such courses. Of course, then there are the engineers with a degree from a recognized university. Some of the major courses in the category include B.Sc in Computer Science / IT, BCA and B. Tech in Computer Science/ IT. At the postgraduate level students can pursue courses like MCA, M.Tech in Computer Science or Information Technology. Specializing in Advanced Courses come as an added advantage.


It must be noted that, after the introduction of such specializations, opportunities in the field of IT has increased rapidly. The traditional role processes have undergone several changes. A demand has increased for extremely skilled professionals who can execute complex task with much élan and efficiency. Now, employees can opt to be a designer or an architect and climb the ladder conceiving or building large projects.


The IT boom in India continues to grow and employment opportunities are plenty in this sector. One can choose from several job opportunities that are available within the IT industry.


Author Bio: Sampurna Majumder is a professional writer and a passionate blogger. She writes on employment issues and provides useful career advice to entry-level and experienced professionals. Her articles on Information Technology and Engineer Jobs give exhaustive information on the same.
















One of the largest employers in the country, the Information Technology is demanding more specializations. The following article takes a quick look at the same.

The Indian IT Sector

A rapidly growing economy, India is one of the leading countries in the world of Information Technology (IT). According to a report published by NASSCOM, India's IT sector is rapidly increasing at a rate of 20% every year. Already one of the biggest contributors to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the industry is expected to offer more in the future along with generating more job opportunities.

A stable sector, the IT industry continues to be one of the largest employers. With the presence of multinational IT companies, software engineers can get along with hefty pay packages. IT professionals can find jobs in CSC, Wipro, Microsoft and several IT companies.

Specializations

However, with the passage of time, as the industry began to grow, challenges began to crop up. Most important of them is the lack of skilled workforce. There is an increasing demand for skilled professionals in the industry, where as the supply is yet to match up to its level. In the extremely computer-savvy world offices are going almost paperless now. A large number of skilled professionals are required to fill the demands.

In an era of specialization, candidates can choose from some of the latest specialization that has emerged in the world of Information Technology. Let us take a quick look at them.

Systems Development: It is a process of creating or altering information systems and models of methodologies. It usually deals with developing software in different languages and testing them.

Systems Analysis: It is the study of interacting entities including computer systems analysis. It is very closely related to operations research or requirements analysis. Professionals working as systems analysts, provide customized services. The phase of systems analysis is very important in the development of computer systems.

Data Base: This is all about managing data base effectively so that it can be used later as and when required.

Systems Administrators: Systems administration is an integral part of Information Technology. Skilled personnel in this category are required by the industry in all types of IT companies whether small or big. These days' systems administrators need to keep a track on security network as well along with managing security systems.

Hardware Engineering: Skilled personnel in this field are very much in demand. Their main functions comprise assembling systems and repairing parts.

Networking: Connecting computers through networks is the major objective of networking. It is useful because it implies that data sharing could be made possible easily.

Related to Hardware and Software, there are several institutes from where students can pursue such courses. Of course, then there are the engineers with a degree from a recognized university. Some of the major courses in the category include B.Sc in Computer Science / IT, BCA and B. Tech in Computer Science/ IT. At the postgraduate level students can pursue courses like MCA, M.Tech in Computer Science or Information Technology. Specializing in Advanced Courses come as an added advantage.

It must be noted that, after the introduction of such specializations, opportunities in the field of IT has increased rapidly. The traditional role processes have undergone several changes. A demand has increased for extremely skilled professionals who can execute complex task with much élan and efficiency. Now, employees can opt to be a designer or an architect and climb the ladder conceiving or building large projects.

The IT boom in India continues to grow and employment opportunities are plenty in this sector. One can choose from several job opportunities that are available within the IT industry.

Author Bio: Sampurna Majumder is a professional writer and a passionate blogger. She writes on employment issues and provides useful career advice to entry-level and experienced professionals. Her articles on Information Technology and Engineer Jobs give exhaustive information on the same.

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