Employment Trends and High Demand Jobs in Washington DC to AD 2025

Updated on June 4, 2018
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Fastest Expanding Careers in Washington DC

Washington DC is a hub for data collection and use, such as statistics and analyses of federal and world economies, politics, social reforms, heath issues, and various other undertakings. This fact makes DC a center for long-term careers in Information Technology (IT).

IT jobs are enjoying a steady growth in the District of Columbus and will continue to do so as increasing numbers of industries accept and advance in technology.

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History | Source

Tech-Savvy Industries in Washington

Health Services

DC is home to the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Alternative Health, which rely heavily on grant-funded studies and the research data they generate.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control in Georgia, is also headquartered in DC. All of its departments require and use statistics.

Family Services

Child and Family Services Agencies certainly uses statistics and IT professionals to follow thousands of families receiving material and legal help.

Job Services

The Department of Labor requires a large amount of information on a daily basis.

Film Making

The federal Office of Motion Picture and Television Development uses information. The University of the District of Columbia is a public university that uses information and IT professionals.

History

The Smithsonian Institute is a system of dozens of museums and the National Zoo, all requiring IT professionals.

We see hundreds of agencies in DC that require IT personnel and offer long term IT careers, including the Library of Congress that houses hundreds of thousands of books.

Add to all the above the non-profits and for profit companies and a plethora of job opportunities and careers are readily available in and around America's capital city.

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The Brookings InstituteEternal Flame and grave site of President John F. Kennedy: Arlington National Cemetery.
The Brookings Institute
The Brookings Institute | Source
Eternal Flame and grave site of President John F. Kennedy: Arlington National Cemetery.
Eternal Flame and grave site of President John F. Kennedy: Arlington National Cemetery. | Source

Brookings Research

The Brookings Institution is a non-profit independent research corporation that is currently analyzing the War in Iraq and the 2008 road to the presidency. The scientists and researchers of Brookings are listening to voters across America to learn what the people of the US really want from their next president - the exact issues that are most important and relevant. Brookings is also located in DC.

This important firm's data impact nearly all areas of our society: economics, foreign policy, social, health, education, political, urban, and others. You can sign up for the regular free newsletter from Brookings Institution at the links to the right.

The Brookings Institution

Local market area jobs increased from 2011 through 2018.

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Mar 2014: 232,800+ Jobs listed in DC.289, 500+ Jobs listed in the DC Area in September 2013
Mar 2014: 232,800+ Jobs listed in DC.
Mar 2014: 232,800+ Jobs listed in DC. | Source
289, 500+ Jobs listed in the DC Area in September 2013
289, 500+ Jobs listed in the DC Area in September 2013 | Source

Job Skills Required to AD 2025

  1. Software Engineers, Java Developers: Software developing knowledge.
  2. Systems and Network Engineers: Advanced IT knowledge and experience.
  3. Project Managers: Advanced IT training.
  4. Occupational and Physical Therapists: Health-related trai and exerptise.
  5. Program Managers: IT and specific program training, related to computers, social services, medicine, and other fields.
  6. Business Analysts: IT analytical skills.
  7. Sales Representatives and Managers: Sales training and experience. This will include computer services and products, medical products, and others.
  8. Systems Administrators: Advanced IT knowledge and experience.

Highest Levels of Skills Required and Salaries

  1. Management Analysts $77,000+. Bachelor's Degree or higher. Example: during summer 2018, about 100,000 job openings existed for this title, with median annual salary of over $81,000.
  2. Lawyers $130,000 and above. Professional Degree.
  3. General and Operations Managers $100,000 and above. Bachelor's Degree or higher.
  4. Accountants and auditors $65,000 or more. Bachelor's Degree.
  5. Computer Systems Analysts $80,000+. Bachelor's Degree.
  6. Chief Executives $138,000". Bachelor's Degree or higher.
  7. Economists $95,000 or more. Master's Degree.
  8. Public Relations Specialists $72,000 and above. Bachelor's Degree.

Job Search in the Capital

Top Three IT Jobs in Washington DC

Database Administrator

  • This responsible position requires some higher education, from an associate's degree to a PhD. Database administrators work with the newest software systems in business in order to organize data in useful ways that make sense.
  • These individuals set up computer databases and maintains them. They also design and implement computer systems. Logic, creative thinking, and critical thinking skills are vital in this position. Efficiency, determination, and excellent communications and presentations skills are also relevantly vital this this type of career field. The starting salary of a database administrator in 2015 was $68,000 - $100,000 (median at $81,700) and increasing.

Software Engineer

  • These positions will grow faster than the average job in the US. Lucrative salaries are one of the star attractions of careers in IT engineering, and these salaries vary depending on the employer.
  • The average salary for IT engineers with an undergraduate degree and one year of experience in 2015 was $81,000. IT engineers employed with software publishers usually earn a six-figure salary. Median pay for all IT engineers during summer 2018 was $100,700.
  • Computer software systems designers employ large numbers of IT engineers in software publishing, management, insurance, and credit depository. Computer systems design engineers earn $103,850 and more per year. Perks and benefits include expense accounts, stock options, company vehicles and other offerings.

Network System Analyst/Data Communications Specialist

This will be one of the fastest of the fast growing careers going forward.

  • Network system analysts who work for carriers of wireless communication earn over $65,130 annually.
  • Insurance carrier network system analysts earn an average of $64,660.
  • In management companies the average salary was $64,170 in 2015.
  • Analysts that design computer systems earn over $64,000 yearly.
  • Local branches of government offer an average annual salary of $52,300 or more.

IT Careers Search Link: http://dc.computerwork.com/

National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health | Source

Local Healthcare Job Opportunities

  • Children's National Medical Center: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • George Washington University Hospital: 900 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Howard University Hospital: 2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20059
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital: 102 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • Providence Hospital: 1150 Varnum St NE, Washington, DC 20017
  • The Psychiatric Institute of Washington: 4228 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital: 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center: 50 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20422
  • Washington Hospital Center: 110 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Top Forecasted DC Healthcare Jobs

Health Aides

  • Home Health; Nursing Aides/Orderlies; Psychiatric; Pharmacy

Therapists

  • Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides, Physical Therapist Assistants; Massage Therapists $43,850. Certification.

Medical Personnel

  • Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Equipment Assistants, Medical Transcriptionists,Veterinary/Assistants Laboratory

Fastest Growing For-Profit Companies

Intellimar

  • Sykesville, MD
  • http://www.intellimar.com/
  • Information - info@intellimar.com

Intellimar serves America's largest commercial and federal government clients, providing homeland security, anti-terrorism, and other security solutions.

Liquidity Services

  • 1920 L St NW, 6th Floor. Washington, DC 20036
  • In the USA: (800) 310-4604
  • International: +1 (202) 467 6868
  • http://www.liquidation.com/
  • Online Contact Form: http://web.liquidation.com/contactus

Liquidity Services seems like a Mega-Flea Market, but is much more sophisticated. They offer asset recovery services and an online auction to advertise surplus and wholesale goods. In the middle of the downtown, it is a giant auction-place serving wholesalers, manufacturers, and government agencies and contractors.

iDirect Technologies

  • Herndon, Virginia
  • 1.866.345.0983 toll-free
  • http://www.idirect.net/

iDirect Technologies delivers high-tech solutions to achieve the 2005 Innovation and Technology of the Year Award. They were named by Deloitte and Touche as one of Virginia Technology's Fast 50 growing US tech companies. They have additional offices in UK and Asia.

LanceSoft Inc.

  • Chantilly, VA
  • E-mail: info@lancesoft.com
  • http://www.lancesoft.com/

LanceSoft Inc. looks for new employees with innovative ideas, good critical thinking, and creativity. LanceSoft Inc. was Number Three on the list of Deloitte Technology's Fast 50 growing companies of 2005. They also maintain offices in Banglador, Chennai, and Trichy, India; and in UK.

Convergenz

  • McLean, VA
  • http://www.conv.com/
  • Email: info@conv.com
  • Online contact form: http://www.conv.com/contact/

This company serves federal, state, and local branches of US government with tech consulting.

Universities and Colleges in Washington DC

Unique Local Colleges

  • Corcoran Gallery and Corcoran College of Art and Design at http://www.corcoran.org/
  • Strayer University for Working Adults: 11 campuses and online classes as well for distance learning at http://www.strayer.edu/campus-finder?province=DC
  • The University of the District of Columbia at http://www.udc.edu/ -- "The University of the District of Columbia is the only public institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. Chartered in 1974 from three other institutions of higher learning, this Historically Black College/University maintains an open admissions policy, and is the only urban land-grant institution in the nation."

Other Top Schools

  • American University at http://www.american.edu/
  • Catholic University http://www.cua.edu/
  • Georgetown University http://www.georgetown.edu/
  • George Washington University http://www.gwu.edu/
  • Howard University http://www.howard.edu/
  • Trinity University www.trinitydc.edu

Sources

  • Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC. www.dcchamber.org/ Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  • Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics, June 2018.
  • NIH job listings and news. /jobs.nih.gov/ Retrieved March 11, 2017; June 3, 2018.
  • US Chamber of Commerce. /www.uschamber.com/ Retrieved June 3, 2018.

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