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Engineering Education Pays Off
By: CareerCast.com
Doctoral degrees are an undertaking. A new NSF report indicates the payoff: PhDs in science and engineering make you much more employable than someone without. The unemployment rate for those in the United States with engineering doctoral degrees was 1.9% in February 2013. That’s less than a third of the 6.3% unemployment rate of the general population 25 years of age and older. Ph.D. holders in computer and information sciences had similar unemployment rate at 1.8%, while that for mathematicians and statisticians was the lowest of all science and engineering fields at 1.2%. CONTINUE READING AT IEEE.ORGmore
Transitioning From Engineer To Manager
By: CareerCast.com
Being offered a promotion is typically cause for celebration. Apart from higher pay and maybe a better parking spot, it is a recognition of one’s skill and dedication. But a promotion can bring its own headaches—especially for engineers. In addition to universal challenges, such as when you become the boss of friends (or rivals), the very skills that land an engineer the promotion may become a stumbling block in the new position. Engineers pride themselves on the depth of their detailed technical expertise, and they distinguish themselves on the strength of the performance of the things they create. Once you ... more
Destination States in the Tech Industry
By: CareerCast.com
Virginia is a winning region for jobs in the IT and engineering fields, as examined in the CareerCast.com Best Jobs in Virginia 2013 report. But it’s not the only state with a wealth of opportunity for those with a technical expertise. Some of the nation’s top states for IT job seekers are synonymous with the industry, but a few unexpected destinations are powering the 21st Century’s move toward a more telecommunicative world. California The Golden State is the home of Silicon Valley, the birthplace and global hub of computing technology. The Bay Area has had its ups and downs, including ... more
Best Jobs in IT and Engineering
By: CareerCast.com
If you are looking for a career with abundant job opportunities and a lifetime of healthy earnings, look no further than the technology and engineering fields. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than seven million Americans are employed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. Yet demand continues to be very high among employers to hire more technical experts, and there's no sign of that demand falling anytime soon. STEM careers are the foundation of the Knowledge Economy , a term coined in a 2004 Stanford University study. And the jobs in these industries power our world -- ... more
Skills For IT Careers That Don't Require Tech Knowledge
By: CareerCast.com
Technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. In fact, there’s a talent shortage in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, which means that of the predicted 1.4 million STEM jobs that will be available by 2020, there will be a shortage of talent for about 1 million positions — or 70%. with the competition for employees heating up, many employers are looking outside Silicon Valley for promising talent. American job seekers aren’t just competing with those residing in major tech hubs; they’re competing against any qualified job applicant with a high-speed Internet connection ... more
Inside NASA With Paid Internships
By: CareerCast.com
The engineers at the front end of any product or project tend to get the bulk of the kudos handed out at completion. But the ultimate safety and success of any given project is dependent on those who use and create the tools of for independent verification and validation. Young engineers and programming prodigies with an interest in the crucial world of independent verification and validation can get a taste of it at NASA. And they’ll get paid. The agency has a summer internship available for 20 high school students and 10 college students. The students work on real projects ... more
IT Jobs Moving To The Midwest
By: CareerCast.com
Large corporations looking to outsource their information technology or software development services increasingly pass over India and the Philippines to find help in places like Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. It's still outsourcing, but it's the opposite of “off-shoring.” “It is probably the hottest concept that's going on in the sourcing industry,” Eurek said. “It's going to have high growth rates over the next few years.” The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals called rural sourcing one of the top 10 industry trends for 2013. Wednesday, a Minneapolis-based rural sourcing firm announced it would open a $10 million technology center in ... more
Birth Year And Engineering Jobs
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A 2008 book proposes that birth year could have an impact on how one might fare in the technology and engineering industries. In technology, it reasons that the perfect year to have been born was 1955, so that at the start of the computer revolution—which he pegs as January 1975—you would have been just the right age to take advantage of the new advances. If you had been born later than 1955, you would still have been in school when everyone else was capitalizing on the new tech. If you had been born earlier than 1955, you would probably already ... more
Highest Paying Locations For Software Developers
By: CareerCast.com
Seattle is home to Microsoft, and Silicon Valley is home to Apple — that much is obvious. But if you want to see where the rest of America's developers live, you'll need to take a bit of a road trip. While California boasts the highest number of developers of any U.S. state (followed by Texas, New York and Washington), the Northeast takes the top regional spot when it comes to average salary, with $89,318. Washington, however, reigns supreme as the individual state with the highest salary: an average of $109,244. There's only one landlocked state that made the top 10 ... more
Tips To Write A Stand-Out Engineering Resume
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Hiring managers and recruiters alike say they've seen more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. Attract more interview offers and ensure your resume doesn't eliminate you from consideration by following these six key tips: 1. Format Your Resume Wisely "Do the Hiring Managers" Work for Them No matter how well written, your resume won't get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages. Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and ... more