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Industry Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the computer and technology industry, including the software industry, will grow much faster than the average (about 12 percent) through 2028, resulting in the addition of 546,200 new jobs. Each job in the software field has a slightly different outlook. Software developers will continue to see a high growth rate, 21 percent, through 2028, primarily due to the increased demand for software for new devices, such as tablet computers and smart phones. Employment of computer systems analysts may rise by 9 percent and that of information and security analysts is projected to grow by 32 percent.

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