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Career Outlook

Why Study IT?

Employment in the computer and information technology sector is projected to grow faster than other fields, with an estimate of about 377,000+ job openings every year. Skilled IT professionals are currently and will continue to be in demand. Earning a Virginia Tech Masters of Information Technology (VT-MIT) can help distinguish you in the competitive job market. 

A VT-MIT degree equips professionals with the knowledge, skills, and credentials to pursue or advance their career in IT. Our specialized concentrations, ranging from cybersecurity to networking, software development, business intelligence, healthcare IT management, and more will help you become prepared to lead in a variety of roles.  

Career Opportunities:

  • Description: Synthesize data for trends and other patterns to support actions
  • Job growth (2022-2032): 9%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 17,000+
  • Description: Determine and implement the IT goals and needs of an organization
  • Job growth between (2022-2032): 15%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 557,000+
  • Description: Design and implement data communication networks, including area networks, cloud systems, and intranets
  • Job growth between (2022-2032): 4%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 180,000+
  • Description: Collect, categorize, and analyze data to extract insights for process changes and user engagement
  • Job growth between 2022-2032: 35%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 168,000+
  • Description: Develop and organize systems for data storage and security
  • Job growth between (2022-2032): 8%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 149,000+
  • Description: Manage computerized healthcare systems and analyze clinical data
  • Job growth between (2022-2032): 16%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 37,000+
  • Description: Create and implement security protections to an organization’s networks and systems
  • Job growth (2022-2032): 32%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 16,000+
  • Description: Design and test computer applications or programs
  • Job growth (2022-2032): 25%
  • Projected job openings (2022-2032): 1,795,000+

*Data sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023

Our Graduates

Employers: Employee Positions:
  • Banking - Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Midfirst Bank, Mastercard
  • Education - VCU, Davidson College, St. Norbert College, PA College of Tech, VT
  • Engineering & Networking - Boeing, Collins Aerospace, Cisco Systems, IBM, General Dynamics
  • Federal Government - US Department of Defense, US Department of State
  • Finance & Accounting - BNY Mellon, CreditXpert, Freddie Mac, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), American Endowment Foundation, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • IT - Amazon, Apple, LinkedIn, Meta Platforms
  • Local Government - Commonwealth of VA, Loudoun County Government, North Dakota Department of Transportation, VA Department of Correction
  • Health - Medpace, Highmark, CNS Healthcare, Boston Scientific
  • Real Estate - AvalonBay Communities
  • Products, Service, & Solutions - Booz Allen Hamilton, GoCadmium, L3Harris, McDonald’s Corporation, MITRE, John Deere
  • Telecommunications - LG, UPS
  • US Military Services - US Army, US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Marine Corp


  • Software/Systems/Network/Cybersecurity Engineer
  • IT Specialist/Manager
  • Team Lead/Program/Product Manager
  • Director/Captain
  • Senior/Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Application Analyst
  • Operations, Finance, & Tech Specialist
  • Business Intelligence/Systems Analyst
  • Data Coordinator 
  • Management Specialist
  • Instructor/Professor
  • Operations/Security Officer
  • Network Designer

*Data sourced from MIT Graduate Exit Survey, 2020-2022