Top 10 Most Demanding IT Jobs
Bangalore: Based on a survey of almost 800 IT professionals in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States, Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure released a report named “The Most Always-On IT Jobs”, in other words the most demanding IT jobs.
According to Blake Carlson, vice president of the IT Business Segment, Avocent Products & Services, Emerson Network Power, IT is quite a demanding profession. IT professionals should be smart, flexible and quick like the technology they work to support. Moreover, he opined that IT professionals should be able to handle multiple tasks immediately and understand how to get things done with limited or inadequate resources. Based on his knowledge, Blake believed that IT professionals are a breed apart.
Averaging a score of 71 on a 0 to 100-point always-on scale, all IT jobs are highly demanding. Listed below are the top 10 “Most Always-On IT Jobs” ranked by the survey respondents, based on the degree to which they have to be always available, always working at peak capacity and always accurate.
1. Executive Director/Administrator: Most of the survey respondents performing the job of executive directors and administrators said that their work requires a high level of intelligence and that they are needed to work on numerous projects promptly. However, only 25 percent amongst them said that success depends on things out of their control. One director in the survey opined that the company always wants him to be available during any situation of emergency and be alert, pushing all the boundaries, so that they can deliver best results to their clients.
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