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STEM AND HEALTH CAREERS BEST
Four years after graduation, the highest salaries were experienced by those majoring in the engineering and computer science fields while health care majors had the lowest unemployment, according to a definitive government study. (USA Today, July 8, 2014).
JOBS IN MANUFACTURING
The manufacturing industry offers good employment opportunities and benefits in certain sectors for those with the right training according to a recent comprehensive study by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Occupational Outlook Quarterly, summer 2014).
TRUCK DRIVERS IN DEMAND
New government limits on work hours and current drivers leaving the field have significantly increased hiring needs in this already high demand occupation. (USA Today May 27, 2014).
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OCCUPATIONAL DEGREE BETTER
The unemployment rate for community college graduates with a degree in an occupational field is better than those with a two year academic degree and much better than individuals with some college but no degree (New York Times, May 29, 2014).
COLLEGE GRADUATE UNDEREMPLOYMENT
The large number of recent graduates working in jobs not normally requiring a degree may indicate a long term slowdown in the need for such skilled workers. (Wall Street Journal May 24, 2014)
CONTRACT WORKERS INCREASING
The number of contract workers now exceeds 2 percent of the US workforce as employers consider production needs, workplace schedules and labor costs. This is another aspect of the growing contingent-worker trend. (Washington Examiner, May 19, 2014).
WELDERS IN HIGH DEMAND
Well-trained welding graduates of technical schools and community colleges finding very good job opportunities and pay, due to expanding specialized manufacturing, pipelines, refineries and related industries, and to replace an aging workforce. (Bloomberg Business Week March 24, 2014).
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AS A CAREER TRANSITION
New short-term intensive computer training programs could result in entry level employment possibilities for mid-life professionals. Technical background not required. (New York Times March 24, 2014).
PLUMBERS CONSTANTLY IN DEMAND
Plumbing work is offering good pay and job security offset by working conditions and hours. Several years of on-the-job and classroom training required to be fully licensed. (New York Times March 24, 2014)
RETIREMENT CAREERS SERVING THOSE "AGING IN PLACE"
Recent retirees are finding self employment and part time jobs helping the elderly in such fields as financial planning, personal drivers, personal assistant, massage therapist, senior fitness trainer, nutritionist, transportation guide, handyman, and caterer. (New York Times, March 7, 2014).
HIGH TECH SOFT SKILLS
Google hiring criteria emphasizes learning ability, emergent leadership, humility and responsibility skills rather than gpa, expertise or test scores (New York Times, February 23, 2014)
COLLEGE DEGREE MORE VALUABLE
The wage differential between a college degree and high school diploma continues to increase. This, along with job satisfaction and full time employment, outweighs college costs according to most graduates. (New York Times, February 11, 2014)
FEDERAL HIRING CONCENTRATED
Opportunities should continue to be favorable for computer, healthcare and security workers despite expected declines in the overall US government workforce and a new part-time return to work program for federal retirees. (Washington Post January 30, 2014)
NEW GOVERNMENT JOB FORECASTS.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report for 2012-2022 expects sizable job openings for clerical, medical, food service, sales, transportation and education workers. Detailed information about labor force, industries, and specific occupations are shown. [Occupational Outlook Quarterly winter 2013].
PLUMBERS CONSTANTLY IN DEMAND
Plumbing work is offering good pay and job security offset by working conditions and hours. Several years of on-the-job and classroom training required to be fully licensed. (New York Times March 24, 2014)View More >
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