Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics Blog

Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

The Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics is the place for conversation and discussion about advanced ceramics, specialty glasses, industrial fibers, and engineered fabrics. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

Previous in Blog: Is the Christmas Bonus a Thing of the Past?   Next in Blog: "Hemp is the Healing of Industry"
Close
Close
Close
7 comments

Is a Career Change in Your Future?

Posted January 19, 2012 7:24 AM

An ongoing study of the job landscape for various college majors shows there are still some fields of study where the employment rate for recent graduates, even in this economy, is 100% or close to it. Would you seriously consider obtaining a different degree if job prospects and opportunities for advancement in your chosen field of engineering are slim?

The preceding article is a "sneak peek" from Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics, a newsletter from GlobalSpec. To stay up-to-date and informed on industry trends, products, and technologies, subscribe to Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics today.

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be Good Answers:

These comments received enough positive ratings to make them "good answers".
2
Guru
Popular Science - Evolution - New Member Popular Science - Weaponology - New Member

Join Date: May 2006
Location: The 'Space Coast', USA
Posts: 11109
Good Answers: 918
#1

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/19/2012 8:46 AM

Yes, at a drop of the hat.

It's not about nesting in a particular job/field for me. It's about being challenged, personal growth, and my passion of problem solving.

Reply Good Answer (Score 2)
Power-User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA MD
Posts: 372
Good Answers: 9
#3
In reply to #1

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/20/2012 2:47 PM

You are valuable for possessing that passion and I hope it rewards you handsomely - never let it die.

__________________
What is right is not always popular. - What is popular is not always right.
Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Guru
Popular Science - Evolution - New Member Popular Science - Weaponology - New Member

Join Date: May 2006
Location: The 'Space Coast', USA
Posts: 11109
Good Answers: 918
#4
In reply to #3

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/20/2012 3:52 PM

Thank you!

Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 7438
Good Answers: 430
#2

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/20/2012 10:58 AM

Absolutely. Even though I am trained in electrical engineering, I am considering bolstering my employability but adding information assurance/cyberdefense to my toolbox. The worst thing someone can do is to stagnate.

Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Systems Engineering - New Member Popular Science - Weaponology - New Member

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Borrego Springs
Posts: 2636
Good Answers: 62
#5

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/21/2012 3:03 PM

Absolutely! Given anyone wants a 50 year old new graduate

__________________
"If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
Reply
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 7438
Good Answers: 430
#6
In reply to #5

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/23/2012 10:49 AM

That's me.

And they do want 50 yr old "new" graduates. Especially if you come with tickets.

Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Guru

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 638
Good Answers: 45
#7
In reply to #6

Re: Is a Career Change in Your Future?

01/23/2012 4:47 PM

I am a 50 year old with tickets. Where do I sign up?

__________________
This moment is as it should be.
Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Reply to Blog Entry 7 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be Good Answers:

These comments received enough positive ratings to make them "good answers".
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

Anonymous Hero (2); Brave Sir Robin (2); edignan (1); szwasta (1); U NO WHO (1)

Previous in Blog: Is the Christmas Bonus a Thing of the Past?   Next in Blog: "Hemp is the Healing of Industry"

Advertisement