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IT Career Expectations

In an TR Dojo post, I asked TechRepublic members whether their IT career had turned out better, worse or about the same as they expected when first starting out. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the vast majority, 76 percent, reported their IT career being the same or better than they initially predicted.

As of this writing, 69 people had responded to the poll. Forty percent of respondents reported their IT career was better than they expected, 35 percent reported their career being about the same as expected, and 25 percent reported careers that had turned out worse than they initially expected. You can see how IT job satisfaction compares to other occupations in the IT Dojo blog.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...