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Meet The Talent Gaps In Tech Head-On
By: CareerCast.com
Mashable recently examined the 10 biggest talent gaps in the tech sector, highlighting positions hirers have difficulty filling. Many of these careers offer salaries exceeding six-figures, and all have favorable employment outlook opportunities. But high pay ties directly into the advanced skill sets necessary, which also explains talent gaps. The value of in-depth tech knowledge in today's marketplace cannot be overstated. Online connectivity has become so ubiquitous, it impacts virtually any career sector, not just IT. Cultivating digital know-how is important regardless of your career. But working in IT specifically might warrant building a skill set that can be turned ... more
Database Administrator Shines in Current Economy
By: CareerCast.com
Employment growth in the IT industry is running ahead of the national curve, and the greatest beneficiary seems to be database administrators (DBAs), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employment rates for careers in the IT field tend to run from 3% to-6% below the national average. Database administrators have the lowest IT unemployment rate at 1.5%, while programmers have the highest at 4.6%. The BLS estimates a long-term positive employment outlook for DBAs, with projected growth of 31% by 2020, and a healthy median salary of $73,490. “Rapid growth in data collection by businesses, as well ... more
Cloud Technology Is Not One Size Fits All
By: CareerCast.com
The promise of the cloud is simple: You have all of your stuff — your photos, your documents, and even preferences for apps — available anywhere, anytime, from any device. You don't think about this. You just know it's up there, in that metaphorical "cloud" (really, a bunch of data centers accessible via the internet). If you want to show a friend a snapshot from 10 years ago, you've got it right there on your phone or computer. You want to retrieve a Word document? Yes, you can edit it right on your tablet. Your notes, your playlists and your ... more
Projecting Technological Changes To Society In The Next 50 Years
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Inspired by the 1964 Worlds Fair expo, which brought together leaders in science and technology to project everything from the jobs market to daily life 50 years in the future, IEEE examines how technology could shape the landscape by 2064. Eight possible advances could change how we work, communicate and live. CONTINUE READING AT IEEE.ORGmore
Teaching The Past, Building The Future
By: CareerCast.com
What is the history of engineering about? The “eureka” moments of unusual men and women Groups, tribes, and gangs of creative geeks Robust, durable, and adaptive institutions All of the above Much time is spent on debating how best to approach the history of engineers and engineering. The stakes are high: Those who define the story of the past inevitably influence the present and the future. Yet telling the story of bygone engineers is difficult because the answer to the above question often says more about who gives the quiz than who takes it. READ MORE AT IEEEmore
Getting Ahead on Technological Updates in the Workplace
By: CareerCast.com
Tech breakthroughs are making our lives easier — both in and out of the office. Ever-improving Apple continues to launch new versions of the iPhone. Wearable tech now employs apps to tell us what stresses us out and what makes us happy. And thanks to technology, more companies are offering telecommuting options to employees, according to a recent SHRM study. Yet, amid all these improvements, only a meager 27% of American employees have access to the latest technology in the workplace, according to Oxford Economics' Workforce 2020 report. Now that millennials, who grew up using new technology, are becoming decision-makers ... more
Tech Careers Boost Job Growth
By: CareerCast.com
Tech sector job opportunities are growing quickly, and that's good news for many U.S. cities. Career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are expected to grow at a rate almost double that of all other industries by 2018, according to a U.S. Census report , “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future.” And in terms of compensation, the report finds that “STEM workers command…26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.” Tied into these recent findings, the highest growth cities in the tech job market may surprise you, according to a report by Forbes Magazine . For ... more
Three Locations Booming With Tech Job Opportunities
By: CareerCast.com
New Jersey’s technology sector has grown enough to put the state in the same league as California, Texas, Virginia and New York, according to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. New Jersey tech jobs that the BLS categorizes as "computer systems design and related services" have grown 5.2 percent since December. The state added 3,600 new tech jobs by through June, according to the bureau's data. The growing availability of tech positions in the state has outpaced that of several East Coast neighbors, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Read more at NJ.com . Meanwhile, tech employment in Oregon ... more
Non-Digital Skills To Enrich A Digital Career
By: CareerCast.com
When it comes to using digital tools to enhance your daily life, you may be quite savvy: You possess an insider’s knowledge of acronyms, platforms and gadgets. Enter the professional world, however, and you may discover business proficiency is another layer or two of knowledge that you have yet to gain. With an increasing focus on all the digital tools that can help boost your career, sometimes the non-digital skills slip through the cracks. But if you can perfect these five non-digital skills and mindsets, you'll make yourself a more desirable team member, and may potentially land your dream job. ... more
Preparing For The New Wave In Engineering
By: CareerCast.com
The fast-paced field of micro/nanofabrication is moving even more rapidly than you might think. How fast? Femtosecond fast – as in one quadrillionth of a second. That’s the time scale of the ultrafast laser systems used to measure and manipulate the molecular building blocks of today’s smaller, smarter machines. Ultrafast laser systems play multiple roles in demanding applications like MEMS/NEMS engineering, biomedicine, and battery research. The controlled, high-power femtosecond pulses of energy they produce is useful in high-precision materials processing tasks such as drilling, soldering, cutting, and ablating. And as radiation sources for spectroscopic or microscopic studies of chemical reactions, ... more