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Information technology the ‘it’ job

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Zachary Hinton grew up in one of the early, video game generations.

“I was exposed to Tetris and video games on my dad's Compaq computer,” says Zachary. “Early on, I was curious as to how that all worked. It wasn’t until much later on in life, I decided, 'Well, maybe there's a career for this.'”

Indeed there is, and all that video game playing in his youth is beginning to pay off, as Zachary prepares for a career in information technology at North Carolina A&T.

And Zachary says he hears that emphasis from his professors, every day: “As students we are here to either start our own business or get into a career.”

“They're definitely going to get multiple offers,” says Cynthia Downing, the associate director of A&T’s Career Services.

And some of those offers will start near or above a hundred thousand dollars a year.

“Because employers are competing for the best and brightest, you'll probably see those salaries rise even more,” says Downing.

See how information technology has become the “it job” for this decade in this edition of the Buckley Report.