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2012 IT Salary Survey: 12 Career Insights

Nearly 14,000 IT pros took our 2012 salary survey, providing insights into salaries and bonuses. What can you learn to increase your paycheck and career satisfaction?
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The response to this question has ridden a roller coaster as U.S. IT pros lived through two major recessions, the tech bubble bursting, and the emergence of offshore outsourcing. Back in 2004, just 15% of staffers thought the IT career path was as promising as five years ago, and 78% thought it was worse. In 2010, just 28% of IT staff considered it as promising. Today, that's up 10 points to 38%. Today's teenagers are tomorrow's would-be IT pros, and if they ask their parents, aunts, and uncles working in the profession what they think about studying technology, it's notable that half aren't likely to rave about the IT career path.

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