After years of frustration with Blogger “touching up” my html code to the point of being unrecognizable, I need a new publishing platform. I’m inclined to believe that WikiMedia is the proper venue, but my income is so spotty, a privately hosted Wiki (invited editors only) is not going to happen without some angel funding ($200 first year — 20 people at $10 ea?)
Here’s some example content we will start with the IT occupations and branch out to STEM.
I believe that the data we need to publish is the annual occupational growth data from BLS-OES compared with the relevant degrees conferred from NFS/NCES ranked colleges. Yes, that raw data is out there, but the supply vs. demand data is not conveniently displayed to display losses or under performance.
|Code||Title||Growth Since 2012||
|15-1132||Software Developers, Applications||53,797||
|15-1133||Software Developers, Systems Software||-317||
Assoc. – some college
|15-1142||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||24,160||
|15-1143||Computer Network Architects||8,710||
|15-1151||Computer User Support Specialists||59,430||
HS / Cert
For the poor kids taking Computer Science in college, there are Systems Developers and Programmers training for the wrong occupation (red), Application Developer are hot right now.
Not requiring a degree at all, Computer User Support Specialists should not be open to H-1B, but MyVisaJobs reports HCL applied for over 500 of them.
Here’s are the relevant degrees conferred (bachelors and above) for Software Developers, Systems Software in 2015, who graduated into a declining (-317) occupation. Yet, thousands of H-1B applied in 2016.
(BTW: Bill Gates (etc) still claims the shortage is because of few Computer Science degrees, there are about three dozen other curriculum offerings for IT now.)
|11.0102 Artificial Intelligence||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||12|
|11.0103 Information Technology||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||36|
|11.0104 Informatics||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||11|
|11.0201 Computer Programming/Programmer, General||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||3|
|11.0202 Computer Programming Special Applications||Master’s Degrees||25|
|11.0401 Information Science/Studies||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||129|
|11.0701 Computer Science||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||361|
|14.0901 Computer Engineering, General||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||104|
|14.0903 Computer Software Engineering||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship||5|
|15.1204 Computer Software Technology/Technician||Doctorate Degree-Research/Scholarship|