Mary Ann Romans

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Health and Business Disciplines Lead as Computer Science Grows

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Oct 10, 2021 1:47:59 PM

As we at Gray continue to sort through the recently released 2019-2020 IPEDS data, we believe it’s important to examine trends at both the macro and micro levels.  In this post, we’ll be looking at trends at the discipline level, or 2-digit CIP code. 

Topics: Student Demand, Health Programs, Business Programs, Computer Science Programs


Trouble Ahead?  2019-20 IPEDS Data Reveals Decrease in Completions

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Aug 30, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Looking at newly released IPEDS data, Gray Associates finds that this was the first year-over-year decline in total completions this decade.

Topics: Graydata, IPEDS, Completions


The Hospitality Industry and the Delta Variant

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Aug 9, 2021 8:15:00 AM

The hospitality Industry rebound was strong in June, but the Delta Variant threatens to slow progress.

Topics: Coronavirus, Demand Trends, hospitality


Q2 Job Postings Data Shows Significant Surge

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Jul 27, 2021 10:06:02 AM

 

Topics: Job Postings, Employment Trends


HELP WANTED:  CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Jun 28, 2021 7:45:00 AM


America Faces Major Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Jun 16, 2021 1:35:46 PM

Mental health concerns have reached a critical level, as more and more Americans seek mental health support in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  Far too many patients cannot access care due to provider shortages and insurance challenges, but this is not a new problem.  There simply are not enough professionals to care for Americans seeking mental health support. 

Topics: Job Postings, Mental Health


Renewable Energy Jobs Far Out-Pace Oil and Gas

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Apr 26, 2021 2:47:29 PM

Renewable energy has been a topic for decades now, with steady advances in both wind and solar technology.  As more nations and companies seek to limit their carbon emissions, there has been a steady increase in wind farms and solar fields across the globe.  Jeff Bezos and Amazon unveiled The Climate Pledge (carbon neutrality by 2040) back in 2019, and so far more than 50 companies have signed on. 

In addition, states across the US have made substantial commitments to new wind and solar projects.  New York has 16 wind energy projects slated to begin in 2021, with a total price tag of eleven billion dollars.  California plans to host 22 solar projects worth eight billion.  Texas, however, outdoes them both combined, with 26 separate wind farms and 45 solar projects planned for 2021 – an investment of twenty-seven billion dollars. This has lead to a fundamental shift in the job market in the energy sector.  

Topics: Job Postings, renewable energy


Demand for Skilled Tradespeople in Pandemic Economy and Beyond

Posted by Mary Ann Romans on Apr 21, 2021 7:30:00 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed, but the skilled trade sector of the job market has been complicated for much longer than the past year. 

Topics: Employer Demand, Certificate Program