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1/21/2016
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10 Best Tech Jobs For 2016

Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
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No. 10: Software Architect
Job Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 653
Median Base Salary: $130,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
Software architect jobs not only ranked at the low end of the top 10 best tech jobs, but also took a similar slot on the overall Glassdoor list, coming in at No. 25. Meanwhile, the number of available software architect jobs only numbered 653, the smallest number among all the tech companies in this top 10 tech list. 
'While we see less job openings than similar positions, such as software engineer, we're reporting there are more than 600 current openings for software architects, demonstrating this is clearly a position in demand. However, it's important to recognize that this job is more of a senior and technical role compared to software engineer, which is why there are more current openings for software engineers,' Dobroski explained.

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No. 10: Software Architect

Job Score: 4.2

Number of Job Openings: 653

Median Base Salary: $130,000

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

Software architect jobs not only ranked at the low end of the top 10 best tech jobs, but also took a similar slot on the overall Glassdoor list, coming in at No. 25. Meanwhile, the number of available software architect jobs only numbered 653, the smallest number among all the tech companies in this top 10 tech list.

"While we see less job openings than similar positions, such as software engineer, we're reporting there are more than 600 current openings for software architects, demonstrating this is clearly a position in demand. However, it's important to recognize that this job is more of a senior and technical role compared to software engineer, which is why there are more current openings for software engineers," Dobroski explained.

(Image: tec_estromberg via Flickr)

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1/22/2016 | 12:13:05 PM
IT as a Career
I may be advertising but after 40 years in IT, I am putting together what I've learned, including my mistakes and the lessons therefrom.  It's a great career if you get to know the ropes and they are NOT all technical. Believe me, pure techies did not contribute much to projects outiside their (very good) techie skills, rather like a great car mechanic who can't drive. Drivers are key in IT and that means soft skills like project management, body language, writing skils and many, many others.

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1/21/2016 | 12:25:29 PM
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I think things are very interesting trends.  People who are planning to transition to an IT career should keep them in mind.  I think it is important for people to transition to new career people should take into account many things, technical learning curve, time, money, personality, etc.  There are many bootcamp out there which cost from $5,000 to $12,000.  Would people from other field have made the successful shift between other industries to IT successfuly, I would be very interested to find out.
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