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Originally posted by Jane Somerfield: I'm thinking a career for my daughter. [ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jane Somerfield ]
I assume you mean not outsourced 'overseas'...domestic outsourcing is harmless to job market... Network Administrators - The good, well-rounded techie cannot be outsourced overseas, as long as people have computers on their desks at all. Nobody will send a consultant all the way from Russia or India to make sure that your virus definitions are updated, or install new workstations on your network. Smaller departments and companies will always like to have someone who can set up a vpn, design a new page for the intranet, and to help the boss's wife sell her needlepoint work on Ebay. My 2 cents: Your daughter should go with whatever she would still enjoy even if the pay is low. That's the job that 20 years from now she won't look back on with regret. I know people with 100% job security who are well paid, and miserable.
Hi, I would say human interact. The closer your position lean toward the customer, the safer it will be. I am an Engineer by trade but most the time I conducted meetings with clients, suppliers, interdepartments, and interorganizations. They consume 8 hrs and it leaves me only 4 hrs on developing per day. Regards, MCao [ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Matt Cao ]
Joined: Jul 20, 2002
Originally posted by Matt Cao: Hi, I would say human interact. The closer your position lean toward the customer, the safer it will be. I am an Engineer by trade but most the time I conducted meetings with clients, suppliers, interdepartments, and interorganizations. They consume 8 hrs and it leaves me only hours on developing per day. Regards, MCao
It sounds like you have political job that can never be outsourced. This is my first outsourceproof job category: Politician (President, VP, Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen of the USA). [ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jane Somerfield ]
How about Oracle DBA? Even if banks send everything overseas I don't think they'll move their precious data.
Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Hi Sam, Data don't mean anything, if you can manipulated them into valuable information, then you will be safe. DBA do not make much money, but business analyst do. I used to know an Oracle DBA lad for SYSCO whom now is very high up in the chain command. Hi Jane, I am just an Engineer of an OEM company. The company initially wanted an Engineer knowing software, hardware, teaching and have bag will travel attitude. After joining them and one thing lead to another, now I conducts meetings most of the time. I witness an Engineering Manager letting go after all his subordinates were gone. That's why I think human interface is the one saving me. Regards, MCao
20 years is a big period considering the pace with which technology is moving.As per my 'vision',almost all tasks which require programming will be automated.20 years back there were all c/fortran programmers .Now how many are there? Same way there won't be many java programmers 20 years from now Bioinformatics/nanotechnology are some of the areas of future.As stated above,jobs which require daily customer interaction are most safe.Ofcourse liking for that subject should be of first importance.
Jane, Law. You cannot pratice British law with an Indian law degree. You cannot even pratice Scottish law with an English law degree. I would assume that is the case in all countries. Every countries laws are different. Just wish i though of that when i left school. David
I have given a lot of thought to this. There is no aspect of the private industry that won’t end up outsourced (India, East Europe, China). A number of articles in the Daily Telegraph have touched on this. All agreed that the service industry would go the same way as manufacturing. Already following the IT industry is call centres; financial services both front and back office accountancies firms, and so on. Careers left for the educated class will be. Law, the Military (although next time I am called up I would be tempted to tell them to outsource my role abroad). The Civil service, local government, politics, any job that requires you to live in the country you are providing the service. Economically Britain may be in a bad shape with more tax consumers that tax producers I recommend your daughter marry an Indian to get an Indian passport when the time is right. Tony
Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Hi, So you think those Indians came to western countries to work during the boom time were the moles, intructed by their government similarly like Japanese did during the industrial revolution aged ago. Whow, I thought this is the result to the recession contributed by the western countries executives coatailing the collapse of the dotcom era. I think we "ranchers" should get together and write a techno thriller book. Regards, MCao