Outsourcing may hit IT careers

By on July 9, 2003, 7:51 PM
[COLOR=royalblue]ITM members were asked if they would discourage students in Australia from considering IT as a career, if offshore outsourcing continued to shrink the local employment market.
More than 90 percent of members said, based upon current conditions, that they wouldn't recommend information technology as a viable career path.[/COLOR]

A very interesting story from CNet News, later extended in a second article "Overseas outsourcing to rise in 2003". We have continuedly seen a trend over the last couple of years and it's expected to go on and on. Should current students consider dropping IT majors? (including myself), it's a worrying topic.

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DigitAlex said:
hmm ok and for those who just got IT diplomas ? continuing studying smth else ?professional soccer player maybe ? :p
TS | Julio said:
You should note that these articles refer a lot to developed countries with an emphasis on the US (where I plan to transfer my studies next year)...I have no idea what could be the situation in Belgium, I guess you should know better perhaps you are just fine working in your own country.
Phantasm66 said:
All IT jobs aren't about to disappear overseas overnight.
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