Rapid Growth in Telecom & VoIP Employment Opportunities

Guest blog from VoIP Phone Service Solutions for The Digest.

Explosive growth in the Telecom Industry, particularly the VoIP sector, is creating attractive employment opportunities.

U.S. Department of Labor forecasts show that the second fastest growing occupation through 2014 is that of Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts. Jobs in this category are expected to increase by 55% compared to the employment level last year.

Ranked 5th in this time horizon were jobs for Computer Software Engineers-Applications, which are seen as growing by 48%. Ranked 8th, 11th and 12th, respectively, are Computer Software Engineers-Systems Software, Network and Computer Systems Administrators and Data Base Administrators.

Job increases will be driven by very rapid growth in computer systems design and related services, which is expected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy," reported the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

More IT jobs are available in the U.S. today than at the peak of the dot.com explosion, in spite of the off shoring of a number of jobs in this category. The Internet telephone technology or VoIP is quickly replacing the centuries-old conventional communications industry. Simplicity and low cost are driving its rapid adoption by both consumers and businesses.

Developing applications that are able to make full use of the ever increasing availability of new Internet resources requires professionals that satisfy demanding performance standards.

It has been stated that VoIP will be able to support new communications functions that don’t even exist today. The U.S. Department of Labor anticipates that "employment is expected to increase much faster than the average as organizations continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies."

Job offers in telecommunications are constantly changing, reflecting the on-going dynamics in the industry. Telecom professionals are constantly reviewing career opportunities at a webpage called "Telecom Jobs & VoIP Employment Opportunities", where telecom jobs are posted daily, thus providing an easy path to locating related jobs.