Information technology as a profession in Lithuania (1)

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By Saule Draksaite (1996) Silute/Lithuania

Most of us are at the age in our lives when we must choose our profession or simply the field we would like to work in. And in this fast-moving world everything is changing at breakneck pace around us. Which profession is going to be needed the most after a few years? In Lithuania it‘s information technology.

Every day we use technology, we can‘t even imagine our lives without: mobile phones, computers, iPads and most of all, the Internet. When we think of studying information technologies the first thing that pops into our heads is usually programming and software developing. What we rarely realize is that there isn’t a single profession nowadays where there are no information technologies. It‘s everywhere so if you are not sure of what you want to be, you can‘t go wrong by choosing it, because every profession uses it.

Secondly, there are only 12% of Lithuanians who are studying IT and Engineering while there are 26% studying Business Administration, when the highest demanded fields of 2012-2016 in Lithuania are IT, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Laser and Nanotechnology, Engineering, Energy, Medicine, Nursery and Odontology and the lowest are Management, Economics, Pedagogy, Constructions, Public Administration, Social work, Librarians, Forestry. (Recourse: Analysis made according to data of Department of statistics, Education and Science ministry, business associations.) So, the competition is a lot lower in IT than in other fields and there are more job opportunities.

On the other hand, working with information technology is not for everybody. Although we can easily learn how to do a specific job in the field of IT, studying is not as easy, so this decision should be made considering your abilities not only statistics and competition in the area, because low competition doesn’t always mean that you will get a good job instantly.

In conclusion, the world around us is changing and the information technology has a big impact on our lives so it should also have an impact on our decisions and life planning.

2 Responses to “Information technology as a profession in Lithuania (1)”

  1. massi says:

    Ich verstehe deine Probleme; leider bereiten Schulen in Italien uns nicht so gut und auf die richtige Weise für unsere Zukunft vor. Nach Meiner Meinung hält die Schule oft nicht Schritt mit der Gesellschaft, und die Unterrichtsmethoden sind heute veraltet.
    Unser Land beschäftigt sich in diesem Moment nicht mit den praktischen Fragen der Ausbildung, vor allem mit den Naturwissenschaften und mit der Informationstechnologie. Schulen sind oft auch nicht ausreichend ausgestattet. Die Geschäftswelt sucht dagegen immer mehr Menschen, die kompetent in diesen Bereichen sind. Ich denke, dass der Staat und die Schule eine Grundausbildung in diesen Bereichen bereitstellen sollten, so dass Studenten sich fü ihr Studium besser entscheiden können.

  2. As i can see your article is very informative and interesting. I like your style of using some phrases and recourses. It’s nice to see a lot of information about future professions and the way it is said. I agree with your opinion about how people see the world like a simple place where they live. From your side it is the way people think about choosing a profession related to IT. Not everyone think about all possibilities, because they hear only few professions in their lives that are related to IT.
    To sum up, you wrote a nice article which deserves my salutations!