The hot new startups: health insurance companies

Electric scooters. Music video apps. Social networks. That's what you're used to thinking when you hear the word 'startup'. Recently, though, a much different kind of start-up has emerged. Health insurance startups are charging onto the scene. Founded between 2012 and 2017 these startups are raising huge sums to fund rapid growth. Here's a rundown: … Continue reading The hot new startups: health insurance companies

Mechanical engineering jobs are growing: 1999-2017

Mechanical engineering jobs are taking off. From 1999 to 2017, the number of jobs has increased from 200,000 to 295,000. During the same period, the median salary increased from $55,000 to $87,000 in nominal dollars. (This amounts to a less-impressive $82,000 to $87,000 in inflation-adjusted 2017 dollars, but it's still a raise). (This data comes … Continue reading Mechanical engineering jobs are growing: 1999-2017

This job has a surprisingly rosy outlook

How will you plan your next vacation? Travel agents were once the method of choice for booking your next getaway. Now, online applications have allowed consumers to directly navigate complex purchase decisions like airline tickets. So travel agents are going the way of film projection operators, right? A surprising comeback After some difficult years, travel … Continue reading This job has a surprisingly rosy outlook