What are the hottest areas for a career in IT?

September 7th, 2010

According to a recent post in the Microsoft Careers JobsBlog the top three hottest new majors for a career in technology are

  • Data Mining/Machine Learning/AI/Natural Language Processing
  • Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence
  • Analytics/Statistics, specifically Web Analytics, A/B Testing and
    statistical analysis

Happily these are all strengths of the IT programs at UMBC. In fact, we have placed a large number of graduates at leading edge technology companies in the past few years, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Yahoo.