Dice News Update: Where to Find Health IT Training; Jobs in Tampa and Colorado (video)

How to get the training you need in Health IT… Tampa’s job market’s growing… And there’s a shortage of mobile apps developers in Colorado. All on this week’s update.

The Script

Healthcare leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to fill key positions. On one survey, 58 percent said they have difficulty recruiting or retaining IT workers. Thirty-three percent are facing IT staffing troubles. One big reason: A shortage of people with the required expertise in Health IT. So how do you take advantage of this? Training that’s funded by the federal government, through a program called the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals in Health Care. It’s meant to train more than 10,000 people for the Health IT workforce. More than 70 community colleges across all 50 states participate in the program. It was developed for both health and technology professionals. To find out more, go to healthit.hhs.gov.

Software developers are in short supply in Colorado. The Denver Post say mobile apps developers in particular are few and far between The situation’s prompting some tech companies to move to, or open offices in, Silicon Valley. If Colorado’s unemployment rate is 8.8 percent, why are these jobs going unfilled? There’s a number of factors, ranging from quickly changing technologies to the difficulty of assessing skills, which makes finding the right people more difficult. Of course, not everyone’s convinced the answer to their recruiting troubles is in the Valley. As one put it, recruiting is brutal out there, and talented tech folks have more job opportunities than they know what to do with.

About 20 percent of Florida’s tech jobs are in Tampa, making it the most active market in the state. And according to the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, they’re well-paying jobs, ranging in salary from $60,000 to $100,000 a year. Skills in the most demand include development, security, Windows, and implementation. It’s all about the economy. As business improves, companies are spending more money on technology initiatives.Among the companies hiring: the Judge Group, Software Guidance & Assistance, and Deloitte.

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