Ryan Sylvia, Managing Director at LABUR LLC, has a big picture perspective on the issue, based not only on projections for the future, but also from past experience. Sylvia’s company LABUR got its start right in the middle of the 2007-2008 recession, and so—Sylvia says—while their company continues to witness job growth today, first hand, they’ve also seen how durable an industry tech can be during bleak economic times.
“We had to make a steep climb to get out of some pretty harsh unemployment rates,” Sylvia says, “but even when the demand in other industries and for other skill sets is down, there’s still a need for people with tech skills in companies that are optimizing their technologies.”
Sylvia’s experience confirms what the BLS has to say on tech job growth. Technology has long since stopped being specific to tech companies, and since every company from mom and pop businesses, to multinational corporations, to public agencies and institutions have online presences and technology needs, opportunities for tech professionals are ubiquitous throughout the workforce.
Read this and other projections for tech skills in 2018 in "Are Tech Skills A Safe Bet For Your Career in 2018?" on Skillcrush.com.