We’re starting a new feature in this blog that I hope you will participate in. For the benefit of those just entering IT or for those who are looking at a change in IT specialty, I’m going to gather some feedback. Each week, I’ll feature a  particular IT specialty and ask those of you who practice that specialty to help us score it.

This week we’ll start with IT programmer. If you’re a programmer or have ever been a programmer, could you take a moment to answer the polls below? Try to comment more on your feelings about the specialty itself and not the company you’re currently working for or with. After we’ve covered a group of IT jobs, we’ll compile them into a download that will give a snapshot view of what’s available in IT.