Check out the best jobs in America at http://www.focus.com/images/view/7362 You will find that many of them involve in-depth information technology skills including the top rated job in the nation. The criteria for selecting the best jobs is quite interesting. After narrowing the field of over 7000 jobs down to the top one hundred jobs using objective criteria, over 35,000 people in the top hundred jobs were asked to evaluate their jobs based on quality of life factors such as flexibility, stress, and personal satisfaction. Current employment, long-term growth, pay, security and projected openings were also considered. This study comports with many earlier studies including those focused on spatial technologies and the results are consistent. The information technology skills provided through the department’s graduate courses and programs are and will continue to remain in high demand both across the nation as well as in Maine.