TechCareers: Avionics Technician

Oct 01, 2009 Comments Off on TechCareers: Avionics Technician

This book gives an inside look at becoming an aviation electronics technician and what is involved in preparing for a career in avionics.

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TechCareers: Wind Energy

Aug 01, 2009 Comments Off on TechCareers: Wind Energy

This TechBrief provides detailed descriptions of wind energy careers & educational requirements, profiles of wind energy technicians, a list of wind energy technician recruiters, and list of wind energy programs across the nation.

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TechCareers: Automotive

Jul 01, 2009 Comments Off on TechCareers: Automotive

A career guide for those interested in working in the automotive industry. For people who are good at problem solving and are interested in a hands-on, project-based career, becoming an automotive technician is the best way to be a part of one of the largest industries in the world.

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Nov 01, 2008 Comments Off on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

As a simple calculation, jobs related to the compressed natural gas (CNG) industry as a function of current and likely near-term statewide demand are very limited in Texas. However, from a macroeconomic and strategic perspective, investments in CNG infrastructure and training programs may provide an opportunity for Texas to take advantage of brewing Federal policy […]

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Biomedical Equipment Information Systems

Oct 01, 2008 Comments Off on Biomedical Equipment Information Systems

The integration of medical technologies with hospital information systems is increasing exponentially as medical monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices are tied to the hospital enterprise network. An increasing number of biomedical engineering departments today are now under the management of IT departments, reporting to the chief information officer or vice president of information services. Opportunities exist for certificate programs to better prepare graduates for these specialized positions and to enhance the skills of working professionals.

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TechCareers: Biomedical Technician

Sep 01, 2008 Comments Off on TechCareers: Biomedical Technician

A career guide for those interested in a career in biomedical equipment repair. The outlook is bright for biomedical equipment technicians with entry-level salaries in 2007 typically ranging from $32,000 to $42,000 annually.

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Usability Analysis & Evaluation

Jul 01, 2008 Comments Off on Usability Analysis & Evaluation

An increasing number of non-accredited certification programs offered by industry firms suggests a growing demand for usability evaluation skills. While some specialized advanced degrees exist within formal academic programs such as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) within computer science, human factors within psychology and physiology and, to some degree, information architecture within library sciences, there are limited […]

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Ethanol: Implications & Expectations

May 01, 2008 Comments Off on Ethanol: Implications & Expectations

Ethanol is grain alcohol and is the same substance as is found in alcoholic beverages. When used as automotive fuel it is denatured, usually by adding 5% gasoline, to make it undrinkable. Most current ethanol production is corn-based but ethanol can also be made from other grains, sugar, and starchy vegetables such as potatoes.

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Mar 01, 2008 Comments Off on Biodiesel

A relatively new industry, biodiesel has seen rapid growth, especially in Texas, in the past few years. As the industry grows and competes with the petroleum and chemical processing industries, it will likely create new jobs in the field that will include construction, feedstock production, industrial chemicals, maintenance and repair, and business services.

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High Performance Computing

Feb 01, 2008 Comments Off on High Performance Computing

High-performance computing (HPC) integrates systems administration (including network and security knowledge) and parallel programming into a multidisciplinary field that combines digital electronics, computer architecture, system software, programming languages, algorithms and computational techniques.

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