Tech Skills in Ten U.S. Cities: Comparing Job Needs in a Changing World

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Kittner, Marcy; Papp, Raymond
Information technology skills; jobs; job needs assessment; IS curriculum
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This study is a survey that identifies those IS skills which are in the greatest demand in various cities around the United States. Classified ads appearing in the cities’ major newspapers during Fall 2003 were examined. This paper analyzes these findings and compares them to the technology skills which employers from other regions (e.g. Mid-Atlantic states, New England states, and the Tampa Bay area) have deemed important. It also suggests curriculum implications for information systems educators with respect to new programs and course creation as well as directions for future research.