It's not just the Intels and the Motorolas and Microsofts of the world that are looking for these people, says John Hannabach, director of the career services office at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.
...Hannabach of Georgia Tech says the hot job market is causing college placement offices to try to convince employers that they should be focusing on a student's functional skills instead of solely on the major.
Functional skills will give students the ability to perform a number of positions.
Besides a generalist position like information technology specialist, other IT positions drawing students today include data entry operator, database analyst, help-desk operator, computer operator, computer programmer, programming analyst and systems analyst.Even positions like webmaster are emerging because of the rapid development of the Internet and private corporate networks.
There are many positions that could be done not only by computer science majors, but physics majors, math majors, other engineering majors and even humanities majors, Hannabach