In an increasingly ever-connected world in which technology is in a constant, always-on state, solution providers, MSPs and VARs have had to keep pace with not only the technology but also the services and support they provide, resulting in IT jobs that are also "always-on."
In the "Most Always-On IT Jobs" survey conducted by Emerson Network Power, a Columbus, Ohio-based division of Emerson Electric Co., of nearly 800 IT professionals from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia, Emerson's Business-Critical Continuity experts found that on average, IT professionals are required to be available between 119 and 168 hours per week. And, although some may struggle with the work-life balance in the always-on environment, others find that it's their place to shine. "The results show that the top 10 Always-On jobs, as determined by respondents, can be the mental and emotional equivalent of sprinting uphill in the driving wind while juggling, wearing only one shoe. And some IT professionals thrive on this challenge," the report said. Here's a look at the top 10 always-on jobs.