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U.S. & China Medical Device Regulations to Increase Demand for QA/RA Professionals

Published March 21st, 2018 by Emerald Umstead

U.S. & China Medical Device Regulations to Increase Demand for QA/RA Professionals

2018 is going to be a big year for medical device regulation in the United States. For the past few years, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has been rolling out a systemic standardized system to uniquely identify all medical devices produced or distributed in the United States.

US and China Medical Device

 

How Foreign Companies Can Attract and Hire U.S. Talent

Published March 6th, 2018 by Emerald Umstead

How Foreign Companies Can Attract and Hire U.S. Talent 

In order to gain or hold a competitive advantage in a global market, securing a highly skilled, top-tier workforce must be an essential element of your business.

Top 8 Fastest-Growing Skills in 2018

Published February 8th, 2018 by Emerald Umstead

Top 8 Fastest-growing Skills in 2018

 

 

According to Upwork Global Inc., a freelancing website, there is a rapid growth in technical skills that will be seen in 2018. Employers are looking for those who possess these skills and are able to become a competitor in the tech field. These Individuals may see an increase in their average salary for this year, as shown in the chart below. 
 

 

 

1. Robotics: Being that this is the top skill to have in 2018, it is essential that roboticists possess other qualities and knowledge of this craft. Other skill sets to have are systems thinking, programming mindset, active learning, mathematics, judgement & decision making, technology design, quality control analysis, and complex problem solving. -Robotiq

 

2. Blockchain: There is a high demand for blockchain experts, yet there seems to be a shortage. These individuals need to have a background in computer programming, like C, C+, Java, JavaScript, Python or Go. Being able to understand data structures and cybersecurity is a huge plus. -IoTcoresoft

 

3. Bitcoin: Jobs related to cryptocurrency have tremendously increased over the last year. It is important to understand how bitcoin works, in order to receive the best possible outcomes. Individuals who have knowledge in computer architecture, data structures, algorithms, C, C++, probability theory, and symmetric cryptography will be able to properly operate Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. -Cyber Degrees

 

4. Penetration testing: Identifying the vulnerabilities within the operating system plays a key role in the level of security the infrastructure truly has. A penetration tester needs to have good knowledge of networking and network protocols, be able to master operating systems, know basic scripting (like Bash) and programming language, block firewalls, and understand the operation of an ARPSpoof/MiTM. Remember, penetration testing is just as important as any other security testing. -Infosec Institute

 

5. React.js: With its clean abstraction, developer tools, and reusable components, users prefer React.js over other frameworks. It is used to build interfaces in a simpler or easier way, with its syntax called JSX. React.js developers need to have a strong experience JavaScript, DOM manipulation, RESTful APIs, and JSON Web Token. Also, having knowledge with data structure libraries, benchmarking and optimization, and code versioning tools is a plus. -Toptal

 

6. Amazon Web Services Lambda: Allows users to build code without provision and continuously running servers. AWS Lambda is used to develop a ‘Custom Skill’ that requires the developer to have experience with HTTP, programming, Python, Java, or JavaScript. -Modus

 

7. Augmented Reality: Often times confused with virtual reality, augmented reality is the ability to take technology and layer a sense of reality on top of another. In terms of design, it is best to understand social/web-based content, UX mobile design, 3D modeling, mobile programming, and relevant SDKs, to become a successful developer in this field. -Sparks Group

 

8. Deep learning- Involves building and training a large artificial neural network with numerous hidden layers. Being familiar with probability, linear algebra, calculus, programming, Python, and R with increase your knowledge in machine learning. -DeepGram

Sources: Glassdoor, Indeed, Ziprecruiter, Payscale, Cyberspecialists 

Unemployment Remains the Same in Decmeber

Published February 7th, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Remains the Same in December*
 

Unemployment [4.1%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has remained the same at 4.1% in the months of October, November and December.

 

Job Openings: [5.8 million]

Jobs openings have decreased by almost 100,000 in December from 5.9 million in November displaying a decline in job openings.

 

Hire Rate [3.7%] & Quit Rate [2.2%]
The hire rate (3.8%) has slightly increased from 3.6% in October and the quit rate has slightly increased to (2.2%).

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

Top 10 Careers in Technology for 2018

Published January 26th, 2018 by Brittany

Top 10 Careers in Technology 2018 

U.S. News released a new list for the projected ‘10 Best Jobs in Technology of 2018’. Seeing as jobs are ranked annually based on the projected number of job openings, opportunity to advance and pay scale, we wanted to compare the top careers in IT, side-by-side, to see any major differences or up and coming jobs for 2018. We also took it a step further and created a chart to show the increase in the median salary for the top careers in technology that made both the 2017 and 2018 lists.

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#1- Software Developer: Up one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 253,400
· Median Salary: $100,080
· Unemployment rate: 1.6%

#2- Information Security Analyst: Up five spots from the previous year!
· Projected jobs: 28,4000
· Median salary: $92,600
· Unemployment rate: 3.2%

#3- IT Manager: Remains #3 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 43,800
· Median salary: $135,800
· Unemployment rate: 2.7%

#4- Computer Systems Analyst: Down three spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 53,000
· Median salary: $87,220
· Unemployment rate: 2.6%

#5- Computer Network Architect: Remains #5 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 10,400
· Median salary: $101,210
· Unemployment rate: 1.1%

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

#6- Computer Systems Administrator: Up three spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 23,900
· Median salary: $79,700
· Unemployment rate: 1.4%

#7- Database Administrator: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 13,700
· Median Salary: $84,950
· Unemployment rate: 3.1%

#8- Web Developer: Down four spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 21,300
· Median salary: $66,130
· Unemployment rate: 5.2%

#9- Computer Support Specialist: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 87,100
· Median Salary: $52,160
· Unemployment rate: 3.3%

#10- Computer Programmer: Remains #10 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: (-22,600)
· Median salary: $79,840
· Unemployment rate: 3.4%

Unemployment Rate Changes for Top Careers in Technology 2018
The national unemployment rate is the lowest it's been for the past decade; we looked at the top 10 jobs in technology and their projected unemployment rates in 2018 to see how they compared to what was projected in 2017.This is what we found:

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

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