The Daily Data: January 2018 Issue
Does Formal Education Matter in Tech?
What do Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs all have in common, other than running the most successful tech companies in the world? None of them finished college. Tech has always been a space for the innovators, the visionaries, and the rebels. Billion dollar ideas are just as likely to be born from a musty garage as they are a legitimate institution. Which begs the question - do you need a degree for a tech position? It all depends on the role and the company, but the most important thing IT professionals can do is cultivate the skillsets that are in demand and never stop learning, whether that is inside or outside of the classroom. Check out the full article for more.
Tech Dominates the List of Best Jobs for 2018
U.S. News & World Report published its list for “The 100 Best Jobs in America” and one thing is abundantly clear: Tech and healthcare absolutely dominated. Not only do these industries create the most jobs—they also create the best. The #1 Job in America for 2018 is a Software Developer. Information Security Analyst ranked 32nd, IT Manager 41st, Computer Systems Analyst 46th, Computer Network Architect 49th, Computer Systems Admin 55th, Database Admin 69th, Financial Analyst 74th, and Web Developer 76th. It's safe to say you're in the right industry...
Hate Your Job? Here's What You Can Do About it in 2018.
Every new year is a fresh start. It’s a time to take a good look at your life and evaluate where things fall short of your expectations. The problem is that many are afraid to admit what’s holding them back—or, worse yet, too afraid to do anything about it. That’s why so many people stick with jobs they hate. According to Gallup, only 13 percent of employees are engaged at work, and over half of Americans are unhappy with their jobs. So now what? Stop settling. No matter where a person is in their career, it’s never too late to pursue better opportunities. Now is the perfect time to start looking for other jobs, as the first quarter is the busiest hiring boom of the year. If you dread going to work every day, don’t waste another moment idling through your life - GO ALL IN.