Archive for April 21st, 2008

‘Brain Drain’ as Technicians Retire

April 21st, 2008 | Category: Skills in Demand, Technical Education Awareness

I will complete a Computerworld trilogy of posts by linking to this article on accelerating retirements in the IT field. It is well worth reading, and not only if you are interested in IT. The phenomenon the article describes is also happening in welding, industrial maintenance, electronics, instrumentation - pretty much everywhere.

Check out the labor market numbers and you will see a great need for new technicians in areas where little growth is expected. That is due to replacement of baby boomers. Even though they are hanging on a little longer to work (dropping 401Ks, rising expenses, and monster pay due to labor shortages), they can’t do it forever.

It is a great time to be a technician. Get technical now! (I personally would prefer that you do so here.)

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