Computer User Support Specialists


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Central, West Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, Northern Stateline, Northwest, Southeast, Southern, Southwest, Statewide
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Computer User Support Specialists

Computer User Support Specialists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Computer systems design companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Information services companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will continue to grow at a strong pace. Support specialists will be needed to install, upgrade, and repair computer equipment. Demand will be strongest in the health care industry. Increased use of cloud-computing may slightly reduce the need for support specialists.

Job prospects are good for entry-level workers because advancement opportunities are good. People with bachelor's degrees will have the best opportunities.

Computer User Support Specialists (CIS 100046)

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Illinois
25,774
Very large
&
10.5%
5.8%
>>>>
2,218
Very High
  Champaign Area
685
Very large
&
9.1%
7.0%
>>>>
57
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
318
Very large
&
9.7%
5.0%
>>>>
27
High
  Cook County
12,517
Very large
&
12.5%
5.6%
>>>>
1,112
Very High
  Decatur Area
146
Large
&
8.9%
7.0%
>>>>
12
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
946
Very large
&
12.9%
9.7%
>>>>
84
Very High
  Du Page County
4,219
Very large
&
14.5%
5.4%
>>>>
386
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
306
Very large
&
2.6%
5.1%
>>>>
23
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
112
Large
&
12.5%
7.0%
>>>>
9
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
193
Large
&
3.6%
5.2%
>>>>
15
High
  Lake County
1,508
Very large
&
16.6%
8.6%
>>>>
142
Very High
  McHenry County
297
Very large
&
11.4%
6.8%
>>>>
25
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
283
Very large
&
6.0%
6.8%
>>>>
23
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
296
Large
&
4.1%
3.6%
>>>>
23
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
971
Very large
&
10.9%
7.3%
>>>>
85
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
228
Very large
&
1.8%
4.3%
>>>>
17
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
369
Very large
&
11.4%
5.7%
>>>>
32
High
  Rockford Area
467
Very large
&
8.8%
7.6%
>>>>
39
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
80
Large
&
3.8%
2.4%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Springfield Area
435
Very large
&
14.5%
4.7%
>>>>
40
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
474
Very large
&
13.9%
6.4%
>>>>
43
Very High
  Vermilion County
71
Large
&
9.9%
4.9%
>>>>
7
High
  Will County
816
Very large
&
14.1%
9.1%
>>>>
75
Very High
United States
687,200
Very large
&
8.0%
3.7%
>>>>
53,600
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.