SOURCE: Six Sigma Online

February 28, 2010 22:56 ET

Lean Six Sigma and IT: A Mixture for Job Success

Information Technology Jobs Among Those That Will Flourish in 2010, With a Lean Business Process

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - February 28, 2010) -  It is no secret that there currently exists a lack of job opportunities in the United States. In fact, even the US government does not expect it to get better soon, as the White House released an economic report predicting 'high unemployment rates' -- well over 6% until 2015 on February 11, 2010, according to the New York Times. Despite these grim statistics, there are jobs that are still flourishing among less than perfect economic circumstances, namely those in healthcare and IT, or information technology.

According to Denise Dubie of Network World, there are specifically 10 areas of IT jobs that will flourish in 2010, including Security Specialists, Virtual Systems Managers, and Electronic Health System Records Managers, just to name a few. Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs also adds, "There will continue to be opportunities in analytics, for people who understand lean IT, Six Sigma, business processes and improvements -- it's going to be about information, connectivity and collaboration."

Although Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma are traditionally thought of in the realm of improving Business Manufacturing rather than Information Technology, these concepts fit together very nicely. According to Craig Setter, President and CEO of Aveta Business Institute's Six Sigma Online, the leading provider of online Six Sigma Certification, many students exhibit the combination of Six Sigma and Information Technology in their Six Sigma Projects required for Certification. "We are beginning to see more and more Six Sigma students from the IT sector of the business world," says Setter. 

To learn more about the connection between Six Sigma and IT, visit Six Sigma Online's Article Database at http://www.sixsigmaonline.org/six-sigma-training-certification-information/categories/six-sigma-specialized-by-industry/six-sigma-in-it-information-technology.html.

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