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Show Me the Money: Report Urges Granite Staters to Brush Up on Tech Skills

PHOTO: A new Robert Half International report finds tech jobs have some of the highest-paying starting salaries, and educators in the Granite State say it doesn't require a four-year degree to improve your career. Photo courtesy N.H. Community College System.
PHOTO: A new Robert Half International report finds tech jobs have some of the highest-paying starting salaries, and educators in the Granite State say it doesn't require a four-year degree to improve your career. Photo courtesy N.H. Community College System.
October 9, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. - A new report from financial recruitment firm Robert Half International indicates the answer for some Granite Staters seeking to boost their bottom line in 2015 may be a career change.

The report shows technology careers are paying big dividends compared with other sectors of the economy, and projects an increase of nearly six percent in starting salaries in the technology field.

Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half International, says the report also predicts growth in traditional fields, including accounting and marketing, where technology is involved.

"Technology truly is running its course through all functional roles today," says McDonald. "You need technology as a foundational, functional understanding, in order to be successful in any one of these specialty areas."

According to the report, among the top positions to watch are mobile applications developer, data architect and chief security officer. All three have starting salaries that top $100,000 annually.

Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, says there are plenty of opportunities for locals to profit from the trend, and it doesn't require an advanced degree.

"We have training on computer programming, web-based applications, and app writing," says Gittell. "If a student wanted to create a game application, we train and educate students to do that."

Gittell says Boston and Cambridge are now the 'Silicon Valley' of New England, and great jobs are migrating to New Hampshire as a result. Many companies are offering flexible work hours to accommodate a work-life balance for skilled workers who are the right fit.

Mike Clifford, Public News Service - NH