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report: 11 of the 25 highest paying jobs in the us are in tech


image: istockphoto/believe_in_me more for cxosfor the second year in a row, tech is the most represented industry in the top 25 highest paying jobs in america, according to a new report from job search site glassdoor. eleven of the 25 jobs listed are tech positions, while six were in healthcare."with nearly half the list comprised of jobs in the tech and healthcare industries, this report reinforces that higher salaries are found in america's fastest job-creating sectors, which require higher education and in-demand skill sets," said andrew chamberlain, glassdoor's chief economist, in a press release. the top three highest paying tech jobs for 2017? enterprise architect topped the list, coming in at no. 1 in tech and no. 6 overall, with a median base salary of $112,560. applications develo






remembering steve jobs in 10 quotes


friday would have been steve jobs’ 62nd birthday. the inimitable tech leader, innovator and apple co-founder forever changed the landscape of consumer tech products and was a pioneer in the industry. the former apple chief executive left a lasting legacy following his death in 2011. here are 20 unforgettable quotes from the tech maverick. 1. “your…






the 25 best-paying jobs in the u.s.? find a career in healthcare or tech


being a "scrum master" may sound like something a rugby player does, or a job that does not sound all that inviting to many. but for people who know how to run software projects according to certain quick-changing, small-group management principles, it is one of the 25 highest-paying jobs in the united states, and there are more than 2,000 openings for it.that is according to glassdoor, the job and salary website, which released its third-annual list of the best-paying jobs in america this week. in addition to the obscure-sounding scrum master, the list includes 10 other technology-related jobs, as well as six healthcare job titles and three finance-industry careers. very few of the jobs among the top 25 are not solely related to those three industries."high pay continues to be tied to dem






top 10 cities for women in tech: washington dc, not silicon valley, is no. 1


west virginia university student olivia d'amato tries out google glass during the hack the gender gap hackathon at the wvu reed college of media. (reed college of media/david smith) image: david smith - reed college of media it's not news that women are underrepresented and paid less than their male peers in the tech sphere. but when it comes to gender equality in tech, all cities are not created equal.the third best cities for women in tech in 2017 by smartasset took a look at the 59 largest cities across the us to see how different locations stack up when it comes to representation and pay for women in tech. the research examined the gender pay gap, the percentage of women in tech jobs, their income after housing expenses, and four-year growth in the total number of computer and math-rel






new york creates a new $5 million tech training fund for tech education


silicon alley is looking to compete, and a new tech training fund just may help. new york is investing in technology to the tune of $5 million, as governor andrew cuomo announced the establishment of a tech training fund. the goal is to “equip new yorkers for 21st century tech jobs across the state.” the first fund of its kind, the new initiative will award up to $5 million to tech training providers seeking to educate new yorkers for various jobs in the tech industry.the process allowing for rfps (request for proposals) will begin next week, and next month, a new tech workforce task force will also convene for the first time in order to modernize grade school and college curricula in order to educate our progeny and meet the needs of the tech sector.“the new york tech training fund and te






these are the top 25 highest paying jobs in america


being a "scrum master" may sound like something a rugby player does, or a job that does not sound all that inviting to many. but for people who know how to run software projects according to certain quick-changing, small-group management principles, it is one of the 25 highest-paying jobs in the united states, and there are more than 2,000 openings for it.that is according to glassdoor, the jobs and salary website, which released its third annual list of the best-paying jobs in america late tuesday. in addition to the obscure-sounding scrum master, the list includes 10 other technology-related jobs, as well as six health-care job titles and three finance-industry careers. indeed, very few of the jobs among the top 25 are not solely related to those three industries."high pay continues to b






the 10 best tech jobs that pay the highest salaries


image: istockphoto/zurijeta more for cxostech jobs dominate the top 10 jobs in america, in terms of salary, number of job postings, and opportunities for growth, according to a new report from job search engine indeed.most of the tech roles topping the list, including full stack developer, data scientist, devops engineer, salesforce developer, and cloud engineer, make an average base salary of over $100,000, indeed found. "as every business morphs into the digital version of itself, the demand for workers with highly technical abilities is increasing far faster than supply," said indeed senior vice president paul d'arcy in a press release. "the result is a rapid growth in open, unfilled jobs and increases in salaries for the talent that can fill these roles."seven of the top 10 jobs are so






the 10 best tech jobs that pay the highest salaries


image: istockphoto/zurijeta more for cxostech jobs dominate the top 10 jobs in america, in terms of salary, number of job postings, and opportunities for growth, according to a new report from job search engine indeed.most of the tech roles topping the list, including full stack developer, data scientist, devops engineer, salesforce developer, and cloud engineer, make an average base salary of over $100,000, indeed found. "as every business morphs into the digital version of itself, the demand for workers with highly technical abilities is increasing far faster than supply," said indeed senior vice president paul d'arcy in a press release. "the result is a rapid growth in open, unfilled jobs and increases in salaries for the talent that can fill these roles."seven of the top 10 jobs are so






report: us tech jobs hit nearly 7 million workers, up 3% from year before


image: istockphoto/boggy22 the tech industry continues to expand, with us employment in the field growing by about 3% in 2016, according to a new report from comptia. nearly 7 million tech workers are employed in the us today, the report stated.the tech sector represents about 8% of total activity in the us economy—more than $1.3 trillion, according to comptia. the report is based on data from the us bureau of labor statistics, the us bureau of economic analysis, and other sources. "these numbers affirm the strength and vitality of the us tech industry, and attest to its essential standing in the economy," said todd thibodeaux, president and ceo of comptia, in a press release. "technology enables innovation and generates growth for companies, regardless of their size, locale or markets ser






the disconnect between capital and job creation


for all the attention new tech ipos attract, they don't create many jobs. that's a problem when they also attract so much investment in a slow-growth economy.snapchat’s parent snap is preparing to go public, an offering that could value the messaging app company between $19.5 billion and $22.2 billion. it’s producing excitement among the luxury real-estate agents and wealth managers in snap’s hometown of los angeles, which is seeing a growing tech scene.but snap isn’t creating many jobs — employment is 1,900 and it’s difficult to see that it would grow much more. at its peak in 1979, general motors employed more than 618,000 americans, most of them in blue-collar middle-class jobs. now gm employs about 200,000 and has a market value of $56.6 billion. while larger than snap’s projected valu






treasury secretary steve mnuchin’s lack of worry about ai affecting jobs worries


president donald trump’s pick for treasury secretary steve mnuchin said friday he isn’t worried about the potential effects of artificial intelligence on the american workforce, which in turn caused considerable consternation within the tech community. in an interview with axios, mnuchin said the possibility of ai taking human jobs is “not even on my radar screen”…






here's how chicago stacks up as a tech job creator


chicago tech, promoted by supporters as one of the best communities outside of silicon valley, is in fact growing, according to a new analysis from the nonprofit brookings institution.the city ranked ninth among the metropolitan areas that demonstrated the greatest increase in tech jobs between 2013 and 2015, adding about 10,000 jobs in that period. leading the pack were the san francisco and san jose metro areas, which encompass silicon valley and together added about 59,000 jobs. other metros that added more jobs than chicago in that time were new york, dallas, boston, austin, seattle and los angeles.chicago leaps in ranking of future global tech hubsamina elahichicago tech is catching the eye of experts seeking the next big place for innovation, jumping into the top 10 in a survey on th






job satisfaction survey says tech, while bad, is better than other industries fo


tech may grab headlines for its misogyny and racial biases, but when it comes to job satisfaction, professional women still rank it as the best industry to work in, according to a survey by the company inhersight.that’s sad for the state of women in tech and shows just how low of a bar industries have set for promoting and supporting women in the workplace.as women’s history month draws to a close, here’s a look at the inhersight data, which shows what technology does better — and worse — than other industries.according to the inhersight data, women remain underrepresented in the tech workplace. only 28% of all tech jobs are staffed by women, but women still prefer working in the industry to any other.mainly that’s a matter of benefits. women surveyed by inhersight ranked tech highly for i






job satisfaction survey says tech, while bad, is better than other industries fo


tech may grab headlines for its misogyny and racial biases, but when it comes to job satisfaction, professional women still rank it as the best industry to work in, according to a survey by the company inhersight.that’s sad for the state of women in tech and shows just how low of a bar industries have set for promoting and supporting women in the workplace.as women’s history month draws to a close, here’s a look at the inhersight data, which shows what technology does better — and worse — than other industries.according to the inhersight data, women remain underrepresented in the tech workplace. only 28 percent of all tech jobs are staffed by women, but women still prefer working in the industry to any other.mainly that’s a matter of benefits. women surveyed by inhersight ranked tech highl






​'keeping american jobs act' introduced to prevent replacement of us tech worker


in the latest onslaught against the h-1b program -- or specifically, the alleged misuse of the h-1b program by cost-cutting american companies and indian it firms -- another bill was re-introduced late last week that aimed to choke off the undermining of american tech workers by foreign ones.the keeping american jobs act was brought back into the fray by derek kilmer (democrat) and doug collins (republican) that aims to prevent companies from making their existing american workers train h-1b tech workers in the country before permanently moving those jobs overseas, a process popularly known as "offshoring". the bill was first introduced in congress in february 2016 under the obama administration. "we can't allow the law to be exploited to displace american workers and send their jobs abroa






free trips to new zealand offered to 100 tech workers


wellington, new zealand (ap) — it sounds almost too good to be true: a free trip to new zealand to interview for a job in the tech sector.but that’s what local authorities and businesses in the capital, wellington, are offering to 100 talented workers from around the globe as they seek to boost the city’s growing tech hub. the idea has caught fire, with 12,000 people completing applications so far and thousands more registering interest ahead of the march 20 deadline.successful applicants get free flights to new zealand and free accommodation during their four-day stay in wellington. they also get to see some of the sights and meet tech leaders. they are expected to apply for three jobs each but aren’t obliged to accept any offers.






how 'silicon holler' is bringing tech skills to coal miners


in september 2016, a tech startup called interapt in louisville, ky, launched an intensive training program in eastern kentucky, with the aim of teaching—and paying—people to learn skills in coding and app development. interapt received more than 800 applicants and selected 35 for the program to prepare them for jobs in tech, in hopes of grooming them for future jobs at the company.on monday, at an event called "transforming it workforce training in eastern kentucky" at the big sandy community and technical college, interapt announced that it would be renewing the program for a second year. the gathering, hosted by congressman hal rogers, congressman ro khanna and governor matt bevin, was held in paintsville, ky—a town of 5,300 in the heart of appalachia.at monday's event, kentucky politic






are h-1b visas being "hijacked" to lower labor costs?


former rep. bruce morrison authored the h-1b visa bill in 1990 to allow american corporations to recruit the best foreign talent for emerging engineering and scientific jobs. but now morrison says he is outraged by the way companies are abusing loopholes to outsource jobs to low-cost foreigners -- and sometimes even pressuring the displaced american workers to train their replacements. morrison talks to bill whitaker for a report on the h-1b visa program to be broadcast on 60 minutes sunday, march 19 at 7:30 p.m. et and 7 p.m. pt.60 minutes interviewed a group of american workers who all had to their train replacements. cbs news originally intended to help fill gaps in the high-tech workforce with highly skilled employees in situations where there aren’t enough americans, the congressional






are h-1b visas being "hijacked" to lower labor costs?


former rep. bruce morrison authored the h-1b visa bill in 1990 to allow american corporations to recruit the best foreign talent for emerging engineering and scientific jobs. but now morrison says he is outraged by the way companies are abusing loopholes to outsource jobs to low-cost foreigners -- and sometimes even pressuring the displaced american workers to train their replacements. morrison talks to bill whitaker for a report on the h-1b visa program to be broadcast on 60 minutes sunday, march 19 at 7 p.m. et/pt.60 minutes interviewed a group of american workers who all had to their train replacements. cbs news originally intended to help fill gaps in the high-tech workforce with highly skilled employees in situations where there aren’t enough americans, the congressional framers of h-






employers still struggling to fill certain tech jobs, and it's getting worse


image: zakokor, getty images/istockphoto tech jobs have historically been in-demand—but the problem won't be resolved anytime soon, according to a new report by g2 crowd. "the issue is getting worse, especially in highly skilled and technical jobs," said michael fauscette, chief research officer at g2 crowd. "there's a real talent drain on tech skill sets, that dovetails into this idea that the business environment is transforming into more information-based and technology-driven, in the us particularly." according to the report, which was released in february, 81% of hiring managers said they see the problem intensifying, and 65% said that recruiting and hiring will continue to become more difficult. it and highly skilled specialists, the report shows, are the most difficult job categorie






employers still struggling to fill certain tech jobs, and it's getting worse


image: zakokor, getty images/istockphoto tech jobs have historically been in-demand—but the problem won't be resolved anytime soon, according to a new report by g2 crowd. "the issue is getting worse, especially in highly skilled and technical jobs," said michael fauscette, chief research officer at g2 crowd. "there's a real talent drain on tech skill sets, that dovetails into this idea that the business environment is transforming into more information-based and technology-driven, in the us particularly." according to the report, which was released in february, 81% of hiring managers said they see the problem intensifying, and 65% said that recruiting and hiring will continue to become more difficult. it and highly skilled specialists, the report shows, are the most difficult job categorie






while tech giants hire, startups fret — has brexit britain become la la land?


if you’ve read the latest headlines about britain’s tech industry, you’d think the country hadn’t been rocked by the greatest political and economic uncertainty since the second world war. not only are uk startups raising record amounts of funding year on year, but tech giants like amazon are investing and doubling down on the uk economy, as if the mood music was taken straight from a dance scene in la la land. surely brexit britain is booming?this week amazon said it would hire 5,000 people across the uk this year, boosting its headcount by a quarter when it moves into new offices in london’s shoreditch. at least 500 of those new jobs will be in amazon’s new research and development centres in edinburgh, cambridge and london, which has a hand in developing technology for alexa, drones and






while tech giants hire, startups fret — has brexit britain become la la land?


if you’ve read the latest headlines about britain’s tech industry, you’d think the country hadn’t been rocked by the greatest political and economic uncertainty since the second world war. not only are uk startups raising record amounts of funding year on year, but tech giants like amazon are investing and doubling down on the uk economy, as if the mood music was taken straight from a dance scene in la la land. surely brexit britain is booming?this week amazon said it would hire 5,000 people across the uk this year, boosting its headcount by a quarter when it moves into new offices in london’s shoreditch. at least 500 of those new jobs will be in amazon’s new research and development centres in edinburgh, cambridge and london, which has a hand in developing technology for alexa, drones and






amazon's big east palo alto lease means 1,300 new tech jobs


east palo alto — amazon has leased a big office complex in east palo alto in a deal that will give the silicon valley town its largest tech presence, add more than 1,000 jobs and dramatically increase the number of people that work in the city.“the amazon employees will be predominately engaged in software programming and development, and associated ancillary office support,” according to an east palo alto city staff report about the amazon lease of 214,000 square feet at 2100 university ave. in that community.the new lease by amazon and the jobs the tech titan will bring to the city will dramatically reshape the economic landscape of east palo alto.“amazon intends to have up to 1,300 employees at 2100 university ave.,” according to the city staff report. “amazon already has a presence in






how to learn programming: 3 languages to get you started


image: istockphoto/deandrobot more about mobilitythere's no question that developers are a hot commodity in the tech world: developer jobs are typically some of the hardest to fill, and the demand for these types of professionals doesn't seem to be slowing down.for those interested in the field, it may be difficult to determine where to start in terms of learning a programming language. according to new data from indeed, java is by far the most in demand programming language in terms of job openings, with close to 3,000 postings per 1 million jobs. it's trailed by c##, with about 600 postings, and c++, python, and javascript, all with about 400 postings per million jobs. ruby comes in seventh on the list, but has experienced massive growth: ruby developers experienced a staggering 656% jum






silicon holler: how workforce retraining is bringing tech jobs to appalachia


image: hope reese/techrepublic more about innovationas demand to fill tech jobs has skyrocketed, some companies are settling outside of silicon valley and taking new approaches to finding talent. last september, ankur gopal, ceo of the tech startup interapt in louisville, ky, launched an intensive training program in eastern kentucky, paying 50 kentuckians a living wage while preparing them for jobs at the company.on monday, at the big sandy community and technical college, kentucky politicians, tech leaders, and students gathered to celebrate the success of the program—and interapt announced its renewal for a second year. the event, hosted by congressman hal rogers, congressman ro khanna and governor matt bevin was held in paintsville, ky—a town of 5,300—and was called "transforming it wo






tech is divergent


mark murocrunch network contributormark muro is a senior fellow and the director of policy at the metropolitan policy program at brookings.sifan liucrunch network contributorsifan liu is a research assistant with the metropolitan policy program at brookings. the hope of tech-industry optimists for what former aol chief and revolution llc founder steve case calls “the rise of the rest” — the spread of tech into the heartland — has gotten more urgent.  with donald trump’s election reflecting an angry backlash against high-skill elites, many tech people are hoping the growth of tech jobs in “flyover country” will help tamp down raw feelings by allowing struggling main street communities to participate more fully in tech.some tech executives — provoked by trump’s proposed travel bans and poten






minnesota technology industry ranked 17th in nation


minnesota’s technology industry added an estimated 2,226 new jobs in 2016, according to cyberstates 2017, the annual technology-industry analysis of the nation’s tech industry released monday by comptia, the industry trade group.with an estimated 140,970 workers, minnesota ranks 17th among the 50 states in tech-industry employment, comptia said.technology occupations across all other industries in minnesota – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 170,300 in 2016.the tech sector accounts for an estimated 7.4 percent ($24.4 billion) of the overall minnesota economy.the annualized average wage for a minnesota tech industry worker was an estimated $95,900 in 2016, 79 percent higher than the average state wage of $53,600.“the cyberstates data affirms the strength and






us factory ceos to trump: jobs exist; skills don't


washington — president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.yet some of the ceos suggested that there were still plenty of openings for u.s. factory jobs but too few qualified people to fill them. they urged the white house to support vocational training for the high-tech skills that today's manufacturers increasingly require — a topic trump has seldom addressed."the jobs are there, but the skills are not," one executive said during meetings with white house officials that preceded a session with the president. (reporters were permitted to attend the meetings on the condition of not quoting individual executives by name.)the discussion of job training a






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download download tech today delivers the most important tech news, stories and opinions, all in one easy daily dose. whenever you have a couple minutes, the app has cnet's 10 biggest stories of the day waiting for you. it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the news apps out there -- we get it. that's why we built tech today, the simplest and fastest, free-est way to get a quick look at what's big right now in tech news, without any complications or stories about the kardashians (well, usually). tech today gives you a look at the "big picture" in tech by delivering a selection of best stories based on the most popular topics right now. tech today is perfect for your commute (but please, not while driving.) or while in line at your favorite coffee shop.






americas 11 highest paying careers in 2017


jakub jirsak, getty images/istockphotoeven though the u.s. economy is growing, many americans continue to struggle with stagnating wages and few opportunities for professional growth. so where are the jobs that pay well and offer strong career paths?most of them are clustering in a handful of fast-growing industries, such as health care and technology. that may prove to be good news for workers with training or experience in these fields, yet many of the country's workers may still feel left out since these top-paying jobs typically require specialized training or advanced degrees, according to a new study from employment site glassdoor."high pay tends to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education and jobs that are protected from automation," said glassdoor spokeswoman allison berry. "t






27 jobs with the hardest interview questions


alison denisco is a staff writer for techrepublic. she covers cxo and the convergence of tech and the workplace.






us factory ceos to trump: jobs exist; skills don’t


washington (ap) — president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.yet some of the ceos suggested that there were still plenty of openings for u.s. factory jobs but too few qualified people to fill them. they urged the white house to support vocational training for the high-tech skills that today’s manufacturers increasingly require — a topic trump has seldom addressed.“the jobs are there, but the skills are not,” one executive said during meetings with white house officials that preceded a session with the president. (reporters were permitted to attend the meetings on the condition of not quoting individual executives by name.)the discussion of job train






u.s. factory ceos to trump: jobs exist; skills don't


president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.yet some of the ceos suggested that there were still plenty of openings for u.s. factory jobs but too few qualified people to fill them. they urged the white house to support vocational training for the high-tech skills that today's manufacturers increasingly require — a topic trump has seldom addressed."the jobs are there, but the skills are not," one executive said during meetings with white house officials that preceded a session with the president. (reporters were permitted to attend the meetings on the condition of not quoting individual executives by name.)the discussion of job training and worker ski






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tech workers celebrate pi day with protest against the trump administration


hundreds of bay area tech workers converged on palo alto’s king plaza on tuesday afternoon in a show of solidarity against the trump administration’s policies and rhetoric, which the industry believes are a threat to the “values that drive silicon valley.”the rally, organized by software engineer brad taylor to coincide with march 14’s mathematically themed pi day, was used to urge company leaders to speak out for employees and customers negatively affected by administration policies (the tech industry got its first taste of this in january when president trump’s immigration travel ban left hundreds of tech workers stranded overseas).its other purpose was to connect tech workers and organizations outside the industry that may need their help, and bridge the gap between silicon valley and t






factory ceos tell trump the jobs are there, but training is needed


president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday, and one message he heard was that they see too few qualified people to fill the u.s. factory jobs they have open.washington — president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.yet some of the ceos suggested that there were still plenty of openings for u.s. factory jobs but too few qualified people to fill them. they urged the white house to support vocational training for the high-tech skills that today’s manufacturers increasingly require — a topic trump has seldom addressed.“the jobs are there, but the skills are not,” one executive said during meetings with white






factory ceos tell trump the jobs are there, but training is needed


president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday, and one message he heard was that they see too few qualified people to fill the u.s. factory jobs they have open.washington — president donald trump brought two dozen manufacturing ceos to the white house on thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.yet some of the ceos suggested that there were still plenty of openings for u.s. factory jobs but too few qualified people to fill them. they urged the white house to support vocational training for the high-tech skills that today’s manufacturers increasingly require — a topic trump has seldom addressed.“the jobs are there, but the skills are not,” one executive said during meetings with white