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How Hybrid Jobs are Driving New York’s Tech Economy



Over the past few months, we’ve been working with Burning Glass Technologies to study today’s most in-demand jobs, the skills required to land them, and the places in which these opportunities are most available. Our new report, “Blurring Lines: How Business and Technology Skills Are Merging to Create High Opportunity Hybrid Jobs,” concludes that many of these roles—in fields like web development, data science, and digital marketing—demand both technical and business acumen.

Marketers are analyzing more complicated data sets, developers are building websites and apps that are functional and drive the bottom line—business and technology do not function in a vacuum, and skilled professionals are expected to develop both sets of skills.

These hybrid jobs are among the fastest growing and best careers in today’s job market—more than 250,000 positions were open in the last year alone, and the average starting salary is upwards of $100,000. Continue reading

Dynamic Shifts in Tech Jobs and the Rise of the Hybrid Role


where are the high-paying, in-demand jobsEveryone knows how in-demand “tech” skills are. But what’s interesting is how dynamic that demand is, shifting every few years. These shifts are why GA exists—agile curriculum, short programs; these are all key in helping people remain relevant in an ever-changing workforce. Today, in partnership with Burning Glass Technologies, we released a report on these shifts, focusing on what’s growing and where, with an emphasis on how much growth there is in hybrid roles. Hybrid roles demand multiple skill sets-—business, marketing, and technical—rolled into one person. And these jobs pay well, $100,000 or more in some cases.

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