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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:35pm - 3:45pm
Where are the Middle Skill Jobs?

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Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) has partnered with Burning Glass to analyze labor market data to scope out middle skill jobs in nine are areas of computing. This report provides an in-depth look at nine middle skill occupations: Computer System Analysts, Health Informatics (defined as Medical Record Technicians and Health Information Technicians), Web Developers, Big Data Analysts (defined as Database Administrators, Data Warehousing Specialists, and Business Intelligence Analysts), Computer User Support Specialists, Computer Network Support Specialists, Computer Programmers, Software Developers and Information Security Analysts. This will include an analysis of demand characteristics for top middle-skill IT occupations in key U.S. markets and investigate the size, growth, requirements, and hiring difficulty of the top middle-skill IT-related occupations. Two additional reports allow an in-depth look at jobs in big data and cybersecurity. This session will feature a panel that will engage participants in a discussion about how these research reports can inform programs and impact students within their institutions.


Deborah Boisvert

Executive Director, BATEC, University of Massachusetts Boston


Lou Piazza

Director, BATEC, University of Massachusetts Boston

Matt Sigelman

CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

Christine Williams

Director of Economic and Workforce Development; Lead, Technology Talent Initiative; MA Department of Higher Education

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:35pm - 3:45pm EST
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