3 Hot Tech Careers for 2011 Grads

Rikki Endsley

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May 20, 2011 GMT
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UC San Diego released a new study that highlights 10 "Hot Careers" for 2011 college graduates. Three of the 10 are tech-related:

  • Health Information Technology - "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical records and health information technicians held about 172,500 jobs in 2008 (about 39 percent of jobs were in hospitals). Jobs are expected to grow by 20 percent, or about 35,100 new jobs, for the decade 2008-2018," the study says.
  • Data Mining and Analytics - "A study by students and faculty at the University of California Berkeley found that the amount of data in the world doubles every three years. For this reason, more employees are needed in the data mining industry to drill down, analyze and interpret the data."
  • Mobile Media - "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software engineers will see an increase of 32 percent, with an expected 295,000 new jobs created over the decade 2008 to 2018 — a much greater increase than other occupations."

(Spanish/English Translation and Interpretation also made the list. Many open source projects need translators, which provides real-world experience that looks great on a resume!)

The study is available as a free pdf download.

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