Study Suggests I.T Graduates Now Less Employable than Performing Arts Majors


A recent study conducted by Georgetown University has shown that unemployment rates for a recent graduate with a degree in Information Systems is more than double that of a Performing Arts major

Anthony Carnevale, Director of Georgetown's Centre on Education and the Workforce, has suggested the statistics reflect the recession that officially ended in 2009

“Certain job markets, like IT, are inherently cyclical, and are more affected by dips in the economy ...” he has said “ …. Drama and theater jobs, on the other hand, are not heavily affected by the recession, and tend to have lower unemployment rates because there are fewer graduates in these fields”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that more than 750,000 US jobs will be added to the computer and information technology sector by 2020

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