With the right education and skills in technology to match, the opportunities are very positive in Southern California for people entering the technology field.

Where is the job growth?

There are boundless growth opportunities for those seeking jobs within the technology sector at Playa Vista’s sprawling new community. The job growth is not just with the behemoth tech companies that have moved in, many startups have also moved here and they are hiring. The higher paying salaries that are in demand are for web developers and software engineers. As the tech sector continues to grow, the jobs are plentiful.

Los Angeles in general is now the leading center for technology jobs and growth in the United States. According to the LA Stats Report created by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, creativity is a key driver in the Los Angeles growth sector for jobs which incorporate the fields of video and game development.

What type of salaries are expected?

According to the Employment Development Department Labor Market Division report, web developers are in high demand and will continue to see growth in that sector for hiring. The median annual salary through 2022 will be $68,483. High salaries are commended for software architects with salaries reaching $131,000, software development manager’s salaries reaching $123,000 and data base administrators with salaries reaching $97,000, according to The Glass Door blog published in February, 2015.

Applicants for tech sector jobs are expected to be well trained in their field. Receiving a higher education in the fields of technology can help advance career positioning over other applicants. Advancing continuing education choices in web development, as well as creative skills for today’s market, will help job seekers gain a competitive edge. The Department of Labor has information about apprentice programs for those wanted to get new skills without racking up a lot of debt in college courses. Joining an apprentice program is a great way to get practical, on the job training. It also gives you the ability to make connections in your field for future job opportunities in the company you are apprenticing with.

An informative website about searching for jobs and where to get training is My Skills My Future. They have the ability to search for jobs in your area by location and job type. They also have links next to each job with businesses that hire for those types of jobs, and information about career training and education in that field. As an example, when typing in “Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers” in the job search field within the 5 mile radius in the Playa Vista, Ca zip code, approximately 7,000 jobs came up and there was a highlight under the title that said “Bright Outlook” under the job title.

Leslie Cohen, Editor In Chief Cwebnews and VP Creative Affairs Paris Jewelry. Former business development manager for an international software company managing cyber intellectual property for Fortune 500’s and large internet companies. She has spearheaded projects in the internet retail space that involve media content management. Her articles appear on Cwebnews, Yahoo Content, The Examiner , Go Articles and more. She has experience in press releases. website content writing

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