About this Sector
Over the next decade, employers need to fill 240,000 middle-skilled jobs in information technology (IT) that currently pay at least $35,000 per year (and typically pay much more). Currently women hold only 29% of these jobs. Many women already work in similar but lower-paid occupations. Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. IT skills are needed in many middle-skill jobs, and there is demand for IT skills throughout the country.
Certificates and degrees related to IT skills have much higher median earnings than many other educational pathways. Middle-skill jobs in IT require less investment in education for the same or higher earnings than many jobs that employ a majority of women.