If the end of summer has you thinking about a new job or returning to school, these industries are actively hiring IT professionals.
Wall Street companies are looking for professionals with Java and C++, collaboration and teamwork skills plus, you need to be a good fit for the financial services environment. The median total cash compensation.
Of course, you’ll need a degree to score one of these jobs. Wall Street’s Top Technology Schools are: Carnegie Mellon University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Stanford University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Honorable mentions include Brown University, Rice University, Stephens Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.
You don’t need to live in Silicon Valley or Austin to score an opportunity at a high-tech start-up. In the U.S., the number of counties that have some form of high-tech jobs stood at roughly 61 percent last year – more than a simple majority. States with a fair number of high-tech start-ups include: Washington, New Mexico, Virginia, Wisconsin and New York.
Aerospace and Defense
Despite budget cuts, U.S. aerospace and defense companies plan to fill some 28,000 jobs next year. Salary levels for mid-career software engineers is an estimated $94,255 this year, while enterprise architects are expected to pull down $87,525.
And where did the aerospace and defense industry hire most of its grads? Try Iowa and Iowa State, the University of Washington, Purdue, Georgia Tech and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
- Wall Street’s Top Technology Schools [Wall Street & Technology]
- Research: 2012 Bank Systems/Wall Street Salary Survey [InformationWeek]
- Tech industry to Republicans, Democrats: tech jobs are everywhere (not just in Silicon Valley) [VentureBeat]