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Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
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Did you reboot? Fewer choosing I.T. degrees

U.S. colleges are turning out fewer graduates with information-technology degrees today than they were 10 years ago.

According to a study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists, the number of computer-related jobs grew 13 percent nationally over the past decade while degrees issued in the field declined 11 percent.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, tied the trend to the dot-com bubble and an increase in in-house and nontraditional programs. "The deficit in IT degree completions is concerning," he said.

At the same time, health degrees climbed 112 percent; liberal arts and humanities, 47 percent, and engineering, 37 percent.


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