What do the following jobs have in common? Mechatronics technician, Surgical technologist, Car mechanic or technician. They are potentially lucrative careers with solid job outlooks -- and the highest level of education required is an associate’s degree, only two years of college. Plus, they often are overlooked as job possibilities.
Jobs were in the center spotlight in this year’s election. Donald Trump used it as a weapon against Hillary Clinton to mobilize the many millions of voters who felt as though technology, immigrants and free trade had left them behind. Clinton suggested spending hundreds of billions to upgrade our infrastructure and make state colleges and universities tuition-free.
When tech talent is in short supply, the perceived value of graduate school shifts. For employers, the need to reach out and recruit graduate students before they sign elsewhere is greater, while fewer IT pros may see the need to go back to school to get ahead. But top engineering graduate schools offer a different equation, one where demand -- whether for the degree or for those holding the degree -- is always regardless of overall IT talent supply.
In an exclusive CNBC interview, Jack Ma, Alibaba executive chairman, talks to CNBC's David Faber about artificial intelligence and employment.
While there are certainly differences between the heavy equipment and manufacturing industries, there are similarities between the natures of the skills gap affecting their workforces. These connections between the experiences provide a broader context for the challenges facing businesses due to the shortage of technical workers.
Competition among businesses for top IT talent today makes it critical for managers to rethink their recruitment and retention methods. Speeding up hiring times, training from within, filling skills gaps with project professionals and offering attractive compensation can help you hire – and keep – the best and brightest for your organization.
CNBC's Landon Dowdy sits down with freelancers to get their take on some of the pros and cons of freelancing.
Freelancing is becoming a more prevalent, viable option for workers — a trend that spans across borders, industries and occupations.
Industrial engineer and systems analyst Monica Barin shares her path toward a career in solar power technology, and how failure was actually a tool she used to find success.
Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – majors on average earned $43,000 annually at the entry level, compared with $41,000 for health majors and $29,000 for arts, humanities and liberal arts majors. But by midcareer – when the college graduates are between 25 and 29 years old – STEM majors were significantly out-earning other majors, at $76,000 annually. Business and health majors followed at $67,000 and $65,000 a year, respectively. On average, entry-level jobs that require a bachelor's degree pay $33,000 annually, and $61,000 by midcareer.