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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
Technology Jobs by City
By: CareerCast.com
Anyone with even surface-level understanding of the tech industry knows that Silicon Valley -- that cluster of cities in and around the San Francisco Bay Area -- is the world's home for technology. However, other North American cities have significant and growing tech economies of their own. What's more, technology is at the heart of some of these cities ranking among the best for job seekers to get the most out of their wages. According to a new study , the second-best city for tech jobs is Seattle -- no surprise, given the Emerald City is home to Amazon and ...
IT Skills
By: CareerCast.com
Prospective employers seek the most skilled in various IT disciplines -- even for those candidates applying for jobs that might not necessarily fall under the IT label.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Projecting Technological Changes To Society In The Next 50 Years
By: CareerCast.com
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.ORG
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 IEEE
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 ...
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 ...