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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
High Demand For Statistical Analysis
By: CareerCast.com
How can a car-sharing company figure out the best spots to park vehicles, or an electric utility forecast the demand for power? The solution today often involves crunching terabytes, and sometimes petabytes, of data. Whether retail, telecom, or health care, businesses in almost every sector are hoping to innovate and increase profits by analyzing immense data sets. Obtaining data is easy; it can come from a huge variety of automated sources, including RFID tags, mouse clicks, or sales receipts. And the analytic software systems — such as SAS Institute’s eponymous SAS and IBM’s SPSS — that are required to work ... more
The Top Emerging Job Markets for Global IT Professionals
By: CareerCast.com
For many experienced IT professionals, 2014 is already shaping up to be a high octane year. From Big Data and Cloud Computing to Social, Mobile and Analytics, hiring demand is high and growing, especially in some countries you may not expect. While Silicon Valley has been the hotbed for the best tech jobs in the world, and it continues to remain so, there are emerging destinations all over the globe known for their startups, an innovative environment and a growing sentiment towards entrepreneurship. While the world’s most successful technology companies, such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, all are based ... more
Employers Should Increase Raises To Keep Tech Workers Happy
By: CareerCast.com
Paralleling the national average wage growth, tech workers saw their pay rise 1.9 percent last year to an average of $89,450 annually, more than twice what the average U.S. worker earns. But with 2014′s increase the lowest since 2010, there’s growing discontent in the ranks. The annual Dice Tech Salary Survey says satisfaction with pay declined 2 percent in 2014 to 52 percent of the surveyed workers. That may not seem like much of a change, but it’s a big drop from 2012 when 57 percent expressed satisfaction with their pay. “Tech pros are less happy with their earnings,” observed ... more
Tech Salaries On The Rise
By: CareerCast.com
It’s a good time to be a techie in the U.S. The average salary of a technology professional in the United States climbed 7.7 percent from 2014 to $96,370 a year. Average salary increases were the highest for entry-level jobs; however, the more experienced tech professionals were more likely to receive bonuses, with the average bonus hitting $10,194, up seven percent from 2014. 53 percent of tech professionals are now satisfied with their pay, that’s slightly higher than 52 percent last year. And 67 percent are confident that they could find a favorable new job if they so desired. Silicon ... more
Where To Find The New Engineering Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Four years after the peak of the financial crisis, the engineering profession continues to rebuild itself. The job growth rate might be modest compared to prerecession numbers, but hiring is increasing, salaries are up, and long-term job prospects look good, most notably in the United States but also in the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Not surprisingly, electrical and computer engineers are still generally in demand at high-tech companies, consulting and finance firms, research institutions, and in government. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States for electrical engineers and computer engineers ... more
New IT Career Guide
By: CareerCast.com
Learn more about today's global market in this comprehensive guidebook to all things informational technology. Where are the fastest-growing IT markets? Does it make more sense to attend graduate school or jump into the workforce? And how valuable is an internship to launching your IT career? READ MORE AT IEEE SPECTRUMmore
High-Paying Tech Careers
By: CareerCast.com
Looking to make the biggest bucks in the fastest growing industry? There are two crystal clear — albeit unsurprising — commonalities among the top 10 highest paying jobs in the tech industry. If you want to cash in the biggest checks, you have to: Step 1: Become a killer programmer or big data expert. Step 2: Move to the West Coast. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Improve The Tech Job Market By Improving Tech Education
By: CareerCast.com
To stay competitive as a nation, the U.S. needs more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals who can be the next generation of scientists that creates new, innovative technologies and solves world problems. It is hard to be an international leader, however, when U.S. K-12 students have poor STEM performance and a decreasing interest in STEM careers. As reported by the Pew Research Center, testing of 15-year-olds in dozens of countries placed the U.S. 35th out of 64 countries in math and 27th in science. In addition, fewer students are entering STEM fields, especially engineering. According to the National ... more
IT Careers Need STEM Students To Stay On Track
By: CareerCast.com
U.S. companies simply cannot find enough new high-tech college grads to fill their job openings. In response, many universities are recruiting students into degree programs in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as the STEM disciplines. However, research has found that undergraduates pursuing degrees are failing to complete them at an alarming rate. Todd R. and Ralph Stinebrickner of the University of Western Ontario published a study last month for the National Bureau of Economic Research chronicling the experiences of 655 students at Berea College throughout their tenure. Their research found that more students who began pursuing STEM degrees ... more