A survey of CFOs at companies nationwide finds salaries in Nebraska should take a healthy jump next year in several key industries.
Jim Kwapick, district president for the global staffing firm Robert Half, says people in high-demand professions will be seeing welcome boosts in their paychecks in 2014.
“Nebraska is a state which relies heavily on a strong agricultural base,” Kwapick says. “That’s been strong the past two, three, four years. That certainly has been impacted. Nebraska also has increasingly a nice financial services base. We’re seeing increasing diversification of industries.”
Chief financial officers, those who make the money decisions, were surveyed in multiple professions across the country, and Kwapick says those in Nebraska were very optimistic about the year ahead. Those involved in finances or data shouldn’t have trouble finding rewarding jobs, he says.
“If you have a four-year degree and you’ve got a major or a focus in accounting, finance or IT, you’re still in a much better spot,” Kwapick says. “The Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment numbers for those professions is essentially half of the general unemployment numbers.”
IT, or information technology, is a “white hot” industry, according to Kwapick, though tech is a broad category with multiple skill sets.
Kwapick says, “If you look more precisely at things like a mobile application developer, with frankly everything going mobile, there is huge demand and short supply which drives up wage rate.”
While technology workers overall may see a projected salary boost of 5.6%, those working in mobile apps may see a jump as high as 13%. He also points to gains ahead in several other fields, ranging from agriculture to health care.
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