Monday, June 20, 2005

Programming Jobs

Another doom and gloom forecast from the Gartner Group. Most of it is pretty old. When I was graduating (1998), nearly half of engineering grads considered jobs in consulting and other non-tech areas.

What's more relevant is the fact that CS enrollment rates have dropped to 60% of 2000 level. McKinsey predicts a worldwide shortage in highly qualified engineers a few years down the road, as opposed to a surplus of accountants.

IMHO, the Gartner group is really doing the US a disservice. A few years down the road, Microsoft and Oracle will have trouble hiring all of the programmers that it needs and will have no choice but to look abroad.


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