Information technology companies and educators will need to put their heads together to entice young people to start careers in the IT field, according to CompTIA.
As of April, about 300,000 IT jobs were available. However, 44 percent of teens and young adults surveyed don't have an interest in filling those jobs, according to a study done by CompTIA.
Of the 13- to 24-year-olds surveyed, 97 percent said they loved technology. But when asked about studying IT fields in general the interest level dropped. When youth were asked about specific IT careers, however, they showed "stronger interest." Teens and young adults' interest peaked when asked if they would go into video game design, web design and creating apps, according to the article.