The IT industry in the U.S. has grown stronger over the past couple of years, with more and more people finding work in this field. If you are looking for a new career path — or job advancement in a current IT career — now is the time to take your search to the next level.

According to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing industry, the number of IT jobs in the United States rose 0.3 percent from February to March 2015, meaning 5 million people in the country are now employed by a tech company. In year-over-year totals, there has been a 5.1 percent increase in people working in the IT field.  In the U.S. specifically, there has been an increase of 235,000 IT professionals since 2014. This makes the IT sector one of the strongest, most rapidly growing sectors of the country's economy. Many experts predict this hiring trend will continue into the next year.

"In March, IT employment continued its steady growth. […] Despite an anemic overall jobs report in March, IT employment continued to show resilience," TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts said in a public statement regarding the new report.

The numbers from TechServe Alliance show an IT industry that is not only keeping up with the growth of the overall workforce in the U.S., but also is thriving in the new economy.

With the IT world in such strong shape, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the IT career placement services offered by Capital TechSearch! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about how we can help place you in your dream tech job.