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Earning potential and Vegas jobs

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A new report from Payscale zeroes in on men vs. women and the wage gap and how it may affect Vegas jobs, among other jobs.

Payscale’s new report is PayScale’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report.

PayScale’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report reports on salary data for alumni of a total of 1,388 schools broken down by the following degree levels:

  • Associate degree only (381 institutions)
  • Bachelor’s degree only – alumni who go on to receive advanced degrees NOT included (963 institutions)
  • All Bachelor’s degree holders, including alumni who go on to earn advanced degrees (983 institutions)
  • All Graduate degree holders (383 institutions)
    • Master’s degrees (344 institutions)
    • PhDs (61 institutions)
    • MBAs (190 institutions)
    • JDs (37 institutions; Data included for law schools largely covers those who are employed at second-tier law firms or in public law due to standardized salaries at top-tier law firms.)

“Students attending the top 50 bachelor’s schools are predominantly male (55 percent),” said Katie Bardaro, Lead Economist, PayScale. “This is inverted for the other 909 schools in the list – they are 55 percent female. This could be that men earn more than women and therefore drive up these schools’ rankings, or that men are more likely than women to be admitted into these high-ranking schools. So, either this difference is driving the gender wage gap, or it is driven by the gender wage gap, or both.”

Continues Bardaro, “This year’s report highlights that degrees focusing on engineering and science provide the greatest opportunity for increased and high median mid-career salaries. It also finds that degrees focused on nursing, human resources and psychology show the least opportunity for high median mid-career salaries.”


Will global apprenticeships have an affect on Vegas jobs?

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Some new funding is going towards global apprenticeships, which may have an effect on Vegas jobs.

he U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded a $1.4 million, two-year project for implementation by the Global Apprenticeships Network.

GAN is an international coalition of companies, multilateral organizations, and employers’ federations dedicated to creating work-readiness programs for youth.

The department’s grant to GAN will allow the organization to establish and strengthen country-level employer networks in support of apprenticeships for vulnerable youth – with a focus on youth who are at risk of being engaged in hazardous work.

The project will also aim to secure new commitments from businesses and other donors to increase international support for youth apprenticeship programs, as well as promote the sharing of best practices among U.S.-based and international apprenticeship networks.

Three $3 million projects to be awarded – in Kenya, Costa Rica and Argentina – will further support the grant to improve the capacity of governments, employers, workers’ organizations, and civil society to create and expand work-based training and apprenticeship programs for youth who are vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. ILAB will announce the grant winners for these three projects in the coming weeks.

Is lifestyle affecting software developer jobs in Vegas?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Our lifestyle may be impacting the gains and losses of jobs, including software developer jobs in Vegas.

CareerBuilder’s 2016 Labor Day study explores three key drivers of employment changes in the U.S., trends associated with each driver and occupations that are among those benefitting the most.

Lifestyle Changes Occupation Impacted Current Number of Jobs Number of Jobs Added 2012 to 2016 Percentage of Job Growth
2012 to 2016
People are choosing to eat out more, giving rise to the “foodie” generation. Cooks, Restaurant 1,219,433 164,804 16%
More people are embracing the sharing economy. (example: Uber) Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 283,175 37,023 15%
America is becoming more health-conscious. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 309,519 33,303 12%
Families are more careful with finances after the last recession. Personal Financial Advisors 257,493 29,913 13%
More people are choosing to bank and shop online. Information Security Analysts 86,563 9,342 12%
Couples are postponing having children until later in life. Obstetricians and Gynecologists 25,219 1,082 4%
Technology Advancement Occupation Impacted Current Number of Jobs Number of Jobs Added 2012 to 2016 Percentage of Job Growth
2012 to 2016
There’s an “app” for everything and “smart” technology is moving beyond phones to clothes, homes and more. Software Developers, Applications 772,195 112,045 17%
Technology has made advertising become more intuitive and effective based on ability to track and interpret online behavior. Marketing Managers 208,611 19,024 10%
Technology has become ingrained in everyday life and is how people stay connected. Computer User Support Specialists 665,646 63,849 11%
Technology is catching health disorders sooner and extending lives. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 198,831 14,451 8%
Technology is enabling companies to corral and interpret big data to make better business decisions. Database Administrators 120,476 9,794 9%
Technology is integrated into countless consumer and business products with new offerings and iterations released all the time. Technical Writers 55,129 5,381 11%