More and more jobs are being created. "Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.” -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our current economy does make opportunities a little more challenging. This is something Troy and Josh have talked about. These are Josh's thoughts on the topic.
"We’re definitely in an economic downturn for sure. Depending on the economy, the power shifts between the employers and the employees. So for us right now, the power seems to be shifting to the employers. This translates into layoffs and affording employers to be pickier with who they hire. That being said, there will still be jobs, but potentially with less room for salary negotiation, etc. Just like in real estate, when the market goes down, houses are still being sold, but for less money, and the advantage shifts from the seller to the buyer.
It’s important in an economic downturn to be as well as equipped as possible to maximize your chances of employment with your target salary. In terms of IT and CourseCareers specifically, this might translate into raising some of your qualifications (as discussed in the introduction course) more than you would normally have to in a booming economy.
Objectively speaking, you don’t necessarily NEED CourseCareers to do this, but it’s definitely a useful tool that offers support and a clear path."