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New-Collar Jobs Offer Opportunities & Job Security

by Tim Brunicardi on August 12, 2018

Currently, one of the fastest growing niches in the job market involves the creation of new-collar jobs, but what exactly is that?

What are New-Collar Jobs?

New-collar jobs are positions that do not necessarily require applicants to possess a bachelor’s degree. Instead, they focus more on the job seekers' technical expertise as opposed to their level of education. In addition, employers looking to fill new-collar jobs look for applicants with vocational training and/or specific certifications that can be obtained from a community college.

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What Sort of Companies Hire New-Collar Workers?

New-collar employees primarily work for information technology, healthcare, manufacturing, engineering and software companies. Also, in order to be considered for one of these positions, applicants need to excel in one or more of the following categories:

  • Coding
  • Cloud administration
  • Data science

What Job Titles Fall into the New-Collar Category?

The following job titles are considered new-collar positions:

  • Applications Developer
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Data Center Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Financial Sales Advisor
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Security Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Tech Support Representative

What Skills Do I Need?

Anyone hoping to obtain a new-collar position needs the following in-demand skills:

  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • User interface design
  • Python
  • Software development
  • User experience
  • MySQL
  • SQL server

Where Can I Obtain these Skills?

Students who want to obtain the skills they need to secure a new-collar job can do so at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. These skills can be acquired through the following programs that Hocking offers:

For more information on Hocking College’s Website and Application Development, contact Website and Applications Development Program Manager, Tasha Penwell, at penwellt31810@hocking.edu or by phone at 740-753-7181.  

For more information on Hocking College’s Cybersecurity and Network Systems Program, contact Cybersecurity and Network Systems Program Manager, Mark Riley at rileym24177@hocking.edu or by phone at 740-753-7209.

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