Milwaukee Area Technical College referenced Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (www.economicmodeling.com) confirms job growth regarding IT Computer Support position positions in the region. Per Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. there will be a 21.6% job growth rate (3791 openings) for the region (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties), a 23% increase in job openings for the state, and a national increase of 19.7% from 2014 to 2024.
Based on the 2015 EMSI Occupational report there is a projected 21.6% growth in IT Computer Support Specialist jobs in the region (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties) between 2014-2024. Based on this estimate 674 additional jobs will be created between 2014-2024, projecting the total number of IT Computer Support Specialist jobs available in 2014 as 3791. Average Monthly postings for IT Computer Support Specialist (Jan 2014-Jan 2015) is 318 postings. Average monthly hires or IT Computer Support Specialist (Jan 2014-Jan 2015) is 149 jobs
Based on the 2015 EMSI Occupational Overview report median earnings for IT Computer Support Specialists is $22.56/hr (see attached EMSI Occupational report)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of IT computer support specialists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud-computing technology. Employment of support specialists in computer systems design and related firms is projected to grow 49 percent from 2012 to 2022. Employment growth also should be strong in healthcare industries. This field is expected to greatly increase its use of information technology, and support services will be crucial to keep everything running properly.
Based on the 2012 Graduate Career Report, IT computer support specialists’ employment opportunities are expected to grow the most in the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is projecting a statewide demand for computer support specialist through 2020.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor:
- 2012 national median annual pay for IT computer support specialist is $48,900 ($23.51 per hour)
- 2012 average annual wage for IT computer support specialist in Wisconsin is $41,000