Computer technology
Computer technology
More than 34,000 positions were created in computer technology this year alone, marking the industry's biggest six-month growth in jobs since 2007.

An increasing dependence on information technology should keep prospects bright for those who develop and maintain software systems.

Last updated July 13 2011: 12:54 PM ET
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