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15 Cities That Are Hidden Gems for Tech Job Seekers

Maybe it's time to check out some of the country's lesser-known cities with solid salaries and strong tech scenes. Here are 15 cities, from east to west, gleaned from data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and Robert Half Technology.

STEM Behind-the-Scenes in the Film Industry

Digital platforms and multimedia software, computer-generated special effects and 3D renderings, and advanced video, audio, and lighting technologies explain why STEM skills are highly valued in this non-traditional STEM industry. Get in Media lists dozens of film (and TV) careers in which STEM talent is expected. Here’s a sampling:

CT, IL, NH, TX Budget Proposals Support STEM, Workforce, Research

Governors in Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Texas revealed their budget proposals, with commonalities around STEM education, workforce development, and university research initiatives. Governors in two states, New Hampshire and Texas, made growth in the innovation economy a specific priority area of their proposed budgets.

Many women still hesitant to enter STEM fields

"We’re going the wrong direction," engineer Sheila Boyington said, discussing efforts to get more girls interested in entering STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. "Studies show about 23 percent were going for science and engineering in 2004, and in 2014, it’s down to 18 percent."

New tech job titles you might need to learn for 2015

Your job title says a lot about what you do. Most of us work in well-established professions. We’re accountants, doctors, lawyers, real-estate agents, and journalists. You can read a name and title on a business card or on LinkedIn and easily grasp the role. Yet, in 2015, you might be surprised to come across a few unusual job titles.

H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers

Many high-tech supply chain managers looking for qualified talent to fill jobs across their supply chain network will be thrilled with recently introduced immigration legislation. New guidelines triple the cap on the number of skilled foreign workers allowed in under the H-1B visa program.

The 10 Most Innovative Tech Hubs In The U.S.

As increasing numbers of job seekers turn their attention to startups and the tech industry, every city seems eager to position itself as a hub for innovators and big ideas. But which cities can back up those claims?

The Next Generation of Women in STEM

STEM careers have been traditionally male-dominated, with a number of barriers—some cultural, some more overt—that have impeded the retention and advancement of women in STEM fields. But empirical evidence tells us that companies with higher levels of gender diversity perform better than their competitors.

Do Women Earn Less Than Men in STEM Fields?

Economists have many competing explanations for sex differences in salaries. Women’s decision to spend time in child care may be directly related to their salaries. Hundreds of studies have identified a “child salary penalty” for women in the labor market as a whole, at the same time identifying a marriage and child premium for men.

What Intel's $300 million diversity pledge really means

Most of the $300 million earmarked for diversity comes on top of what Intel is already spending, though some of the money is being diverted from current expenditures, Hudnell said. The funds will be applied over five years to change hiring practices, retool human resources, fund companies run by minorities and women, and promote STEM education in high schools.

10 Things I Wish I Knew About My STEM Job in College

Life does change after graduation, and it doesn’t hurt to know what to expect. Sometimes, the reality of your working life doesn’t quite align with the fantasy of it. No problem. Here are some tips and hints from some STEMers in the field about what they wish they knew about their STEM job in college.

Renaissance in American Manufacturing? Not So Fast

At the end of 2013, there were still 2 million fewer manufacturing jobs and 15,000 fewer manufacturing establishments than in 2007, the year before the Great Recession, and inflation-adjusted manufacturing output (value-added) was still 3.2% below 2007 levels. While the U.S. manufacturing sector has grown since 2010, resulting in 520,000 new jobs and 2.4% real value added growth, almost all of this growth has been cyclical in nature, driven by just a few industries that contracted sharply during the recession.

The best jobs are in tech, and so is the job growth

In 2014, IT employment grew by 2.4 percent. Although that doesn’t sound like much, it represents more than 100,000 jobs. If the projections by CompTIA and others hold up, the economy will add even more this year.

Manufacturing Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word For Today’s STEM Talent

Thanks to massive advancements in automation technology and analytics software, the American manufacturing industry of today is a far cry from the assembly lines and manual labor of the past. Manufacturing in the 21st century is a high-tech fusion of software and mechanical engineering, automated processes and complex production equipment, 3D CAD models and on-demand parts. The fortunate result of this modern-day industrial revolution is an expanding demand for highly skilled STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-related positions.

Investing in America’s Future through R&D, Innovation, and STEM Education: The President’s FY 2016 Budget

The Budget provides $67 billion for basic and applied research (the “R” in R&D), a $2 billion increase from 2015 enacted levels. The Budget increases total funding for three key basic research agencies (the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy Office of Science, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology laboratories) by $0.7 billion over the 2015 level to $13.8 billion. The Budget provides $31.3 billion to support research at the National Institutes of Health, an increase of $1 billion over 2015 enacted. The Budget also supports increases for basic research at other Federal science agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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