How Americans Feel About U.S. Tech Leadership

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-11-06 Email

The majority of Americans who were queried believe the United States has established itself as a global technology leader, according to a recent survey from Modis. The accompanying report, "America Weighs in on the Current State of Tech," conveys generally positive impressions among survey participants about this topic, with many indicating that this tech leadership status will prevail for at least the next five years. However, there are obstacles to overcome, specifically a lack of educational opportunities for potential IT professionals, as well as a need for more tech industry support from the government. "There is tremendous opportunity across a range of industries and U.S. regions for those seeking technology positions," says Jack Cullen, president of Modis. "Many employers are offering competitive salaries and benefits to garner top talent and help preserve the country's position as a technology leader. However, the tech talent gap will only widen without the necessary education and tools, which is a real concern for many Americans and employers." The findings also reveal what Americans perceive as the "coolest" tech jobs, and we've included those results here. A total of 1,010 U.S. individuals took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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