The recession has been the provider of many a tough time for people in all industries. Some have lost jobs, some have struggled to find new jobs in their desired lines of work, some have struggled to find any jobs at all.
But are there jobs that have withstood the recession? Is there a line of work that is still going strong, despite the times of strife that others are experiencing?
Programming jobs, indeed, IT jobs of many descriptions seem to be standing the test of time. In a world that is dominated by technology, the necessity for technical jobs that lie deep in the cogs and springs of the internet is greater than ever.
IT Recruitment Company, Cititec, for example, always has a number of jobs available in every sector of the IT industry, including, of course, programming. In any case, such jobs are almost recession proof – as is demonstrated by the wealth of Cititec programmer jobs on their website – simply because of the need for websites to stay ahead of the game in the modern world.
Programming is not your typical techie occupation – it requires an abundance of technical knowledge and expertise, much of which can only be mastered and carried out by trained individuals. Likewise, the internet is developing at such a rate that such highly trained individuals are required, in many cases, to keep businesses afloat.
A number of businesses are based purely online, while others owe a significant portion of their income to online activity, so this necessitates a place for trained programmers on every IT team in most kinds of businesses.
It is becoming common knowledge that websites, particularly e-commerce websites, cannot survive without expert programmers running the show. This in itself requires the teaching of programming from an early age – something which the Telegraph recently discussed – to fuel the continued evolution of this highly technological world, so the stability of future programming jobs depends upon the quality of this education, even if they are currently blasting their way through the recession.