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Posted June 01, 2010 by

Sales Jobs in Dallas for Advertising Sales Agents

If you’re looking for sales jobs in Dallas, there will be plenty of open positions for advertising sales agents during the next few years.
Advertising sales agents work to sell various types of advertising, including graphic art, advertising space in publications, custom made signs, or television and radio advertising. They also may be responsible for outdoor advertising or convincing retailers to promote their display items.
Many employees can learn the skills they need for this position through one to 12 months of on-the-job training. However, some advertising sales jobs, such as those that are client-facing, require a college degree.
There will be a strong need for advertising sales agents in Dallas during the near future, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Employment in Dallas is expected to increase from 1,750 workers during 2006 to 2,050 workers by 2016, accounting for 300 additional jobs and a growth rate of 17.10 percent.
Employment throughout Texas should increase from 8,350 workers during 2006 to 10,300 workers by 2016, resulting in 1,950 available jobs and a growth of 23.40 percent.
Across all of America, employment of advertising sales agents is anticipated to increase from 170,479 workers during 2006 to 205,119 workers by 2016, making for 34,600 extra jobs and an overall growth rate of 20.30 percent.
The biggest industries that employ advertising sales agents include:

  • Newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers – 35.07 percent
  • Radio and television broadcasting – 24.46 percent
  • Advertising and related services – 22.36 percent

Aside from good employment opportunities, advertising sales agents can expect to be paid relatively well.
During 2008, the average wage for advertising sales agents in Dallas was $29.91 per hour, while the average wage throughout Texas was $23.29 per hour and the average wage across the nation was $25.56 per hour.

Posted November 17, 2009 by

Dallas Medical Jobs to Improve with IBM Technology

Those with Dallas medical jobs, and healthcare careers in other places throughout the country, will soon get some help with improving their positions.
IBM recently opened the Health Analytics Solution Center, a research center in Dallas that will be dedicated to developing tools to allow healthcare professionals to more efficiently use data as a part of medical decision making.
Not only will the new center help healthcare professionals get better at their jobs, but it also will help create new jobs. The center plans to employ more than 100 experts in healthcare analytics, technical architectures and other, related specialties.
The overall goal of the center will be to create analytics systems that can leverage healthcare data streaming from electronic medical equipment, such as patient monitoring systems, physicians’ hand-held devices and other smart medical instruments.
“With all the dynamic changes occurring in healthcare and the availability of new data from more sources, deep analytics unlocks new possibilities for improving the way healthcare is delivered by reducing risk, saving lives and even helping to reduce costs,” Rob Merkel, healthcare leader for IBM Global Services, said.
In developing its healthcare technology, IBM is working with such institutions as Duke University Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University of North Carolina.
According to an article by InformationWeek, many experts believe the healthcare industry – including pharmaceutical companies, insurers and device manufacturers – can use analytics to predict trends, reduce risk and improve patient care and safety.
“Tapping into mountains of data within hospitals and clinics can provide powerful new insights into what’s working and what isn’t,” Dwight Carter, CIO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, said in the article.
“New analytics technology makes it possible to see important health trends and allow physicians and hospitals to design more effective treatments,” he continued. “As hospitals become more interconnected in the future, this will be an especially powerful tool for hospitals, physicians and patients alike.”