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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
Get Ahead As A Mobile Designer
By: CareerCast.com
Mobile is here to stay, with its own set of rules and constraints. At the same time, it’s a rapidly evolving platform, with new technologies and capabilities being added by the quarter. We can’t design for mobile like we used to do for posters and Web pages. So what toolkit and mindset does a mobile designer need to thrive? Challenges and Constraints Every medium has its limitations. Even mobile—one of the richest canvases a designer can dream of—still has particularities that need to be addressed: Device fragmentation There are countless smartphone and tablet models out there, each one with a ... more
Taking Engineering Cues From Life Science
By: CareerCast.com
In the famous case of Dr. Frankenstein, his reanimated creature ran afoul of the villagers because it had difficulty adjusting to its new environment. It’s a lesson not lost on the latest team of researchers hoping to create new life forms in the laboratory. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing living/nonliving hybrid materials specifically designed to adapt. MIT assistant professor Timothy Lu said the team’s mash-up of living and nonliving materials could create exciting new options for solar cells, medical diagnostics, waste management systems, and more. Lu’s colleagues have developed bacterial cells that express biofilms that incorporate ... more
Interview Tips For A Top Technology Job
By: CareerCast.com
If you’re planning to look for a new job this year, you’re not alone. Which might leave you wondering: How, exactly, does one get noticed in a crowded, motivated pool of applicants? Sure, you can read the job description, but how can you know what hiring managers are really looking for? Which applicants stand out from a stack of resumes? Which sail through the interview process? And — most importantly — how can you be one of those successful candidates? We figured the best way to find out would be go to the source itself, so we sat down with ... more