Recently, Virginia was named by CNBC as the "Top State for Business" in 2019. This is the fourth time Virginia has earned this recognition. They scored the highest in the 10 business competitiveness categories that CNBC uses to rank all 50 states. The main reason for Virginia's win? Arlington's high-profile deal to house the $5 billion Amazon's second headquarters (Amazon HQ2).
With the continual emergence of new technology, the industry finds itself growing and expanding rapidly across the country. As a result, tech jobs are increasing, and tech workers are becoming more and more in demand. It's undeniable as well that many companies need tech assistance, even if they're not a part of the tech industry.
If you're searching for your next job in the tech industry, here's one place you don't want to overlook: Columbus, Ohio. In 2018, SmartAsset released its fifth annual study of the best cities to work in tech, citing Columbus as number one, with tech workers comprising 4.24% of its total workforce.
As the technology sector continues to experience unprecedented success in 2019, STEM-related skillsets have become desirable for recruiters hoping to attract top talent. With technology getting more and more complex, a variety of highly specialized skillsets has risen to the forefront of the tech field.
Here are some of the top, fastest-growing tech jobs that the US Department of Labor predicts to be in high demand in the coming years:
Late last year, Amazon announced its plans to construct a second headquarters in Queens, New York City (NYC). Months after the announcement, however, the tech giant canceled plans for its second headquarters (HQ2) project due to opposition from state and local politicians according to a statement released by Amazon.