Love of Tech Doesn't Translate to Wanting a Career in It


On the surface, the study conducted by CompTIA bodes ill for the future of IT. Just 18 percent of young people surveyed reported a definite interest in an IT career—despite an overwhelming interest in technology. Yet the number might be more a result of miscommunication and uncertainty than anything else.

The Youth Opinions of Careers in Information Technology survey by CompTIA, an advocacy group promoting IT education and careers, was administered online to 1,002 teens and young adults between