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Information Systems experts are 'threatened' by career


"Switzerland is running out of information scientists" is a headline in the “Tagesanzeiger” on November 17, 2010. According to two studies commissioned by the ICT-association, until seven years the Swiss economy will have a shortage of 32’00 IT professionals.
"Switzerland is running out of information scientists" is a headline in the “Tagesanzeiger” on November 17, 2010. According to two studies commissioned by the association, until seven years the Swiss economy will have a shortage of 32’00 IT professionals.
Thus, there should be a demand of overall 72'100 employees in the area of information and communication technology at all levels of education. 55 percent should be covered by graduates and immigration from abroad, but a shortage of 32’000 workers would remain anyway. On the one hand, the demand is increasing more and more, and on the other hand, the number of new students in the area of Information Science / Business Information Systems declined after the economic boom in 2000. Thus, there were 60 percent less students in Information Systems beginning their study at universities between 2001 and 2008. Therefore there is a great demand for specialists, which have the best prospects.

"The one who is well educated, willed to work and no fool, is threatened by career," says Alfred Breu, CEO and president of the ZLI, Zürich's instructor association for Information Science and Vice President of ICT Training Switzerland.

Graduates of the bachelor program Business Information Systems and the master program Business Process Management, both based at the Institute of Business Information Systems, are therefore already sought workers in the Swiss labor market.

Link to the articel: Tagesanzeiger