As anticipated, the national unemployment rate fell from 4.8 % to 4.7 % over last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approximately 235,000 new jobs were created in February, adding to the national economy. This development follows a long-term trend, with the U.S. economy having grown for 94 straight months. This is the third-longest recorded growth for the U.S. economy and it is good news for all job seekers.
The world’s biggest happening in the cybersecurity field – the RSA Conference – is held annually in San Francisco, CA. The week-long event, February 13-17, 2017, offered an opportunity to learn more about information security and cryptography. A record-breaking 43,000 people had a chance to see 15 keynote presentations and hear from more than 700 speakers in 500 different sessions. Attendees could visit booths of 550 companies on the expo floors, or attend tutorials, seminars or peer-to-peer sessions.
Miniseries: The Future of Cybersecurity, Engineering and IT jobs.
With the whole world now inter-connected, most people will continue using their personal devices on a daily basis to check email, navigate their cars, and use various applications. This means Information Technology (IT) experts will be increasingly sought-after to support our tablets, computers, smartphones, and cloud storage, as well as develop new software apps. Continue reading →
Part II: Miniseries About The Future of Cybersecurity, Engineering and IT jobs.
The situation in the engineering industry is very similar to the cybersecurity field – too many job openings and not enough professionals with desirable skills. On top of that, the engineering workforce is among the oldest – 23 % of the experts are 55 years or older. The older generation of baby boomers, those born born between the WW2 and 1964, is aging and preparing to retire from various industries, such as engineering. There are fewer younger people to fill their positions. So who will replace 262,170 experts/baby boomers currently working in civil engineering, 168,100 electrical engineers, 258, 630 mechanical engineers, and 230,580 industrial engineers in the not-so-far-away-future? These three kind of jobs together with electrical and electronics engineers constitute two-thirds of the American engineering force.
The demand for cybersecurity experts is skyrocketing. With daily cyberattacks and costly data breaches increasing each year, it has never been a better time to explore the career options in this field. The demand for cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 53% over the next two years, leaving over 200,000 currently unfilled positions in the U.S alone, according to the Peninsula Press analysis. By 2019, the global cybersecurity field is predicted to be comprised of up to 6 million cybersecurity experts. However, there is a huge gap between cybersecurity experts needed and jobs filled.
It’s a new year and that means there are plenty of new opportunities on the horizon! If you’re in the market for a new career move, use Glassdoor’s list of 2017’s best places to work as your inspiration.
There’s no denying it… the healthcare field is one of the top industries for growth. With more prevalent diseases and aging Americans on the rise, the demand for healthcare related professionals continues to increase.