Are we in the right profession?: comparing information systems, computer science and other disciplines' professional's perceptions of the job market

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  
Author(s): Laumer, Sven ; Maier, Christian  ; Eckhardt, Andreas; Weitzel, Tim  
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the 2012 Computers and People Research Conference : May 31 - June 2, 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Corporate Body: Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group Management Information Systems
Publisher Information: New York, NY : ACM
Year of publication: 2012
Pages: 11-16 ; Diagramme
ISBN: 978-1-450-31110-6
Language(s): English
Computers and People Research Conference ; 50 (Milwaukee, Wis.) : 2012.05.31-06.02.
Based on an empirical analysis with 2,887 professionals with different educational backgrounds, this research shows that Information Systems and Computer Science professionals are more optimistic toward the labor market and available job alternatives than other disciplines such as General Business Management, Engineering, or Social and Humane Science. The results underline that professionals in the IT field have a bright future for their further career. In times of shrinking information systems and computer systems enrollments, this promising prospect can support both undergraduate and graduate schools activities to promote their courses. Several implications for this issue will be discussed in the paper.
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 31. May 2013