11 Hot Job Skills for 2011

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This is one of those top things lists that get published each year in the Computerworld magazine. While not be treated as a gospel truth, the list does give some indication as to where the market is heading and students can match their interests with skills to better align themselves to the job market. Needless to say in the MIS discipline one needs to be ready to engage in a lifetime of continuous learning. Here are the top skills (you can read more details at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/351231/11_hot_skills_for_2011):
  1. Programming and application development
  2. Project Management
  3. Help Desk/Technical Support
  4. Networking
  5. Security
  6. Data Center
  7. Web 2.0
  8. Telecommunications
  9. Business Intelligence
  10. Collaboration Architecture
  11. Business Acumen and Communication Skills
Please note that the MIS curriculum typically imparts you with skills in at least 4 to 5 of these areas. So, try to take as many programming classes as possible.

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