Information Technology Professional Career Development: A Progression of Skills

Information Technology Professional Career Development: A Progression of Skills

Seokha Koh (Choong Buk National University, Korea), Sooun Lee (Miami University (Ohio), USA), David C. Yen (Miami University (Ohio), USA) and Douglas Havelka (Miami University (Ohio), USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-468-2.ch009
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Abstract

No industry seems to change as much or as quickly as the information technology (IT) marketplace. The skills necessary to be a successful professional in this industry change as the technology changes and as one advances through a career. The results of prior research are used to develop a field study of IT professionals’ skill sets throughout their careers. Our findings suggest that IT professionals need to have different technical skills as their careers progress, and that; in fact, they do have different technical skills at different stages in their careers.

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