It's no secret jobs in the tech space are growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of computer science and IT occupations to grow 13 percent between 2016 and 2026 — faster than the national average. As the technology skills gap widens, so does opportunity for college students and career changers to take advantage of an industry in high demand and low supply.
There's even greater opportunity for women. Accenture reports in 2015 there were 500,000 new computing jobs and less than 40,000 new computer science graduates. Only 24% were women. They've partnered with groups like Girls Who Code to reverse a shrinking workforce, build a qualified pipeline and close the skills and gender gap. Here's how.
The emphasis on computer science is obvious, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Outlook Handbook reports careers in demand you may have missed. The rise of renewable energy — supported by higher incentives at the state level, decline in production costs and increasing efficiency — results in a positive employment outlook, and these jobs top our list of six fastest growing (and most interesting) occupations.
To advance in the field of energy engineering, it might be helpful to know 48% have multiple degrees or majors. Take a deeper look at our analysis here.
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