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Advanced manufacturing companies specialize in high-volume parts production, short-run assemblies, complicated engineering designs and/or automated manufacturing process jobs. The occupations in this field all center upon improving the performance of industry through the innovative application of technologies, product design and production.
One of the most challenging segments of the workforce for employers to staff with talent are the applied technologies. Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Automotive Technologies, Construction Technologies, and Welding all provide a promising career paths. These middle-skill occupations need an influx of new talent.
The health care industry provides services to treat patients with preventive, curative and rehabilitative care, and contributes to a significant part of this country’s economy. The modern health care industry is divided into many branches and depends on combining teams of trained professionals and paraprofessionals to meet the health needs of individuals and populations. Health care includes an immense assortment of careers dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.
Information & Computer Technology
Information technology is the engine of successful businesses and industry. Computers are a part of almost every job, and they have to work and talk to one another efficiently in order to detect and prevent cyber security attacks. This industry remains one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States. Employment in computer systems designs and related services is anticipated to grow dramatically through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While new technologies and economic sectors continue to develop, this growth requires an increase in the number of skilled technicians within the field.
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