Where The Jobs Are: 2015

Manufacturing and big data are among the hot sectors in IEEE Spectrum’s annual roundup

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Where The Jobs Are: 2015
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opening image for Resources-Careers, where the jobs arePhoto: Robert Churchill/Getty Images

This should be a good year for those entering the workforce from college, or midlevel engineers looking to change jobs in the United States. As the U.S. economy continues to grow, American employers plan to hire 9.6 percent more college graduates this year than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in Bethlehem, Pa. And according to tech recruiting firm Randstad Engineering, in April there were over 130,000 engineering job openings to fill across the country, an average of 17 openings per candidate.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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