Careers in STEM Fields Expected to Increase in 2015


Careers in the financial, IT, health care, and engineering sectors will be on the rise next year, says a recently released report from Qualigence International, a talent acquisition and recruitment research firm in Livonia.                

“The talent that our clients seek continues to illustrate the improvement in well-paying, highly skilled jobs nationwide,” says Steve Lowisz, president and CEO for Qualigence International. “The need for qualified individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs is increasing in many major metropolitan areas.” 

The forecast says the jobs in demand include: biochemists and biophysicists, biomedical engineers, compliance officers, computer application software engineers, financial analysts, health educators, medical scientists, network systems/data communication analysts, personal care aids, and personal finance advisers.

The rise of mobile apps, social networking, cloud computing, and big data, or the collection of information from multiple sources that is broken down and categorized into patterns of interest, is expected to create 14 million new jobs in 2015, Lowisz says.

The company also predicts qualified employees will see an increase in salary as a result of rising demand for their talents, an expectation echoed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries across the board are forecasted to increase by 3 percent in 2015, with financial and big data workers experiencing a 3.5 percent and 7.5 increase, respectively.

“Companies are struggling to fill positions with qualified talent,” Lowisz says. “While proactive candidates are becoming a larger part of the job market, many executives and business owners are having trouble finding qualified workers to fill their open positions, creating a fierce competition for top performers into the New Year.”

Based on job trends over the last six months, Qualigence also expects to see continued demand for professionals in cash management operations, claims and fraud, compliance, consumer banking, field marketing, fraud analytics, online and offline marketing, data management executives, government sales, clinical directors, and information management.