Engineering Career and Job Hunting Advice for February 2018

Engineering Career and Job Hunting Advice for February 2018 - RF Cafe

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U.S. News and World Report published its annual list of the best jobs for the coming year (2018 in this case). At the top is software developer, which is no surprise. The nice thing about software is that just about everyone has a shot at being "famous" through independent development because the tools needed range in cost from free to really cheap. The Internet and app stores provide the marketing venue - also free. Of course the age-old problem of figuring out how to be "discovered" is still there, but at least you have a chance. Software developers who work for someone else don't always make such a great salary, but according to surveys many in key positions pull down a sweet chunk of change, with great fringe benefits. Not surprisingly, 20 of the top 23 are related to the medical field. A single visit to the doctor will make evident why that is so - look at the bill, especially if you're self-insured or have Obamacare. We just got a blood test bill for over $900 when Melanie saw her doctor for what seemed like mild stroke symptoms (thankfully negative). There's a doctor bill in addition to that. It all comes from our pocket until the deductible is met. Continuing, mechanical engineering comes in at #35, civil engineering at #39, Plumber at #49. Electrical / electronic engineering doesn't make the list; maybe they're #101.

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Here are the complete job resource lists for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.



Posted February 23, 2018