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Drones are a big job opportunity; but for new engineers, not so much

The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market is already huge, and it’s getting bigger—fast. The defense/aerospace UAV sector is hiring aggressively, but most job descriptions call for engineering “talent” with several years of experience, and a load of skill sets. And a security clearance, which means the job applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Where are these jobs?

Publish date: 02/22/2017

 
Cyber Skills In High Demand Well Into The Future

The cybersecurity job market is wide open—if you have the skills. If you don’t, there are plenty of opportunities to get up to speed and perhaps boost future career opportunities. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cybersecurity talent will climb to six million by 2019 with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals. “We’re going to need as many people as possible to ‘hit the ground running’ to meet the demand,” notes Foote. “Without a doubt, a cybersecurity skills gap has developed on a global basis,” Foote notes in its recently published IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index. “The fact is, it’s going to take years to narrow this particular skills gap, but we’ll get there if the money and incentives are sufficient to get vendors, employers, and training organizations focused on the solution.”

Publish date: 02/13/2017