At least that’s what Business Week is saying. Their advice, “Study computer science or engineering, and plan to move to a big city. ” The article lists a number of metropolitan areas as leading in job growth and salary strength. After Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Oakland, all in CA, Austin came in fourth in terms of salaries.
Now, I know many of you might not think this applies to communication majors. BUT IT DOES. I’ve said this before, but communication is all about technology, and technology is all about communication. And, you don’t really need to be a super Web design guru or hot-shot programmer to participate in this tech surge.
Here’s a quote from a recent email from a former student that works at Convio, here in Austin:
Lots of companies need the basics. They need people who understand the environment. They need people who are flexible and enthusiastic and willing to learn. And, they need people who can communicate!
So, it’s not all gloom and doom out there. Seize the day!