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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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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Special Report: Top Tech 2021

After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year

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Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Last January in this space we wrote that “technology doesn't really have bad years." But 2020 was like no other year in recent memory: Just about everything suffered, including technology. One shining exception was biotech, with the remarkably rapid development of vaccines capable of stemming the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year's roundup of anticipated tech advances includes an examination of the challenges in manufacturing these vaccines. And it describes how certain technologies used widely during the pandemic will likely have far-reaching effects on society, even after the threat subsides. You'll also find accounts of technical developments unrelated to the pandemic that the editors of IEEE Spectrum expect to generate news this year.

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