Winds of Change: Engineers in the Wind Energy Industry

The wind energy industry is a serious up-and-coming sector that engineers can specialize in now and get in early to reap the benefits of later on by securing leadership positions.

This industry is seeing a 39% per year growth and with engineering workers more confident and in demand as ever, it's a promising specialization with many new developments happening right now.

Winds of Change: Engineers in the Wind Energy Industry

There’s No Better Time to be an Accountant

The financial services industry is going to see more job growth in 2014 than all other industries combined, which is quite a statement. Accountants and professionals in finance tend to be methodical and cautious, and even they believe that the economy is getting stronger, statistics show.

With new businesses springing up all around us it makes sense that newfound success needs to be met with tidy financial management. That's why CPA firms are hiring more than ever before. 35% of companies dedicated to financial services are hiring to increase full time staff moreso than in 2013.

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Women Advancing the Workforce

This infographic shows the increasing trend of women in leadership roles in the states. Also most people in leadership roles are still men, the statistics are finally shifting and this shift is accelerating.

The US saw a 20% growth over 5 years in the quantity of business owned by women. These 7.8 million businesses bring in a massive $3 trillion to the US economy and govern 23 million jobs or 16% of the workforce, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at either.

And it isn't just Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) either: two-thirds of corporate employees say that there will be many more women in leadership positions in their company in the next couple of years.

When you couple this information with the fact that the majority of new graduates from advanced degrees in the next decade will be women, the fact that this is a growing trend becomes an apparent reassurance that our civilization is socially progressing just as much as it ever was (if not more).​

Women Advancing the Workforce

Can You Sense a Revolution?

Over 1 billion smartphones shipped last year. These are complex pieces of technology with many components, and the importance of sensors in their design are often underestimated. Sensors had the potential of significant reduction in manufacturing cost with demand and that's exactly what happened with the smart phone trend.

Each phone contains more than 10 types of sensors: sensors for touch, acceleration, magnetic readings, proximity, etc. And now that these are cheaper to produce than ever, there's no telling how many seemingly everyday objects they can be incorporated into (not to mention completely new inventions).

New products called smart objects which communicate with the user (and with one-another) in an "Internet of things" are appearing rapidly and it's estimated that there will be 30 billion such devices connected to the Internet by 2020.​

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