News Flash: Lont-Term Job Growth Expected for Technology Sector - From ASEE's First Bell Briefings:
The Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal (1/16) reported, "While jobs dwindle in some professions and trades, they continue to surge in others. One area that is predicted to have long-term growth is the technology job sector," expected to grow by 30 percent through 2018. According to the Nashville Technology Council, "the highest number of job openings came at enterprise health care technology companies." Others include "health care, start-up businesses and professional services." The article notes, "The technology job advertised the most was developer. Analyst positions declined slightly, while management positions increased. The report also showed programming languages required in today's technology industry like .Net and Java are still in highest demand for potential employees." To sign up for First Bell, see: "First Bell"
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