High pay entry level jobs

  • "There has been no unemployment in this sector for many years and salaries have been rising for four or five years now. Now, however, this process has accelerated
    Salaries are accelerated, but have not yet reached the pre-crisis level and are lower than those of the EU

    Among computer scientists there has always been little unemployment, but a few years ago they were little valued jobs. This has changed completely.

    High paying entry level jobs are always in demand
    Before the computer scientists were in the basements and now companies put them in the attics of the offices and offer masseurs and gyms to retain them. And in the
    consultancies, which have a corporate culture very different from that of start-ups and less attractive to young people, the best engineers earn more than 100,000 euros, and even more than the partners themselves.

    The demand for computer and telecommunications engineers has shot beyond the companies in the sector, for the digitization of all traditional sectors, and has
    coincided in Barcelona with the start-up boom (there are more than 1,100 according to a study by the Generalitat) and with the implantation of technological centers of
    multinationals: according to the data of the consultant JLL, these firms have rented 53% of the offices that have gone out to the market, that is, more than 150,000 m

    These multinationals bring engineers from all over the world to Barcelona, ​​but even then the demand that they themselves generate is not covered.

    The growing demand for engineers coincides with the lack of vocations to study: only 19.5% of Catalan university students study engineering or architecture and their
    number has decreased compared to twenty years ago.

    The demand for programmers and developers of web pages is so great in Barcelona, ​​and the lack of workers so pressing, that companies have emerged specialized in
    reconverting professionals of all kinds in computer science. They call themselves coding bootcampsor academies of programming, and although they ideally look for
    professionals with technical studies, other engineering or scientific careers, they explain many success stories with college students with high levels of
    unemployment, such as Philology, History or Fine Arts, but also with graduates from FP or simply with autodidacts, computer "hands" who, after an intensive training
    period of ten to sixteen weeks, are able to find a job as a developer. Firms such as Ironhack, Ubiqum or Skylab Coders are promoted as "schools that teach how to make
    software in the real world", with courses that cost between 7,000 and 10,000 euros, in which they collaborate as expert teachers working in companies in the sector.
    The demand for professionals in the sector is so great that on average students take 30 days to find a job as a programmer, and less than 10% can not find a job. And
    with entrance salaries of about 18,000 euros that after two or three years of experience easily exceed 30,000, as employers complain that, in the absence of engineers,
    hire them.

    Telecommunications is a sector that has been quite successful in the last decade, creating new sources of work in Latin America and facilitating communication to
    millions of users. A clear example of this is that the growth of internet consumers has been significant in the region. In such boom the Panamanian country is one of
    the most outstanding because it covers 2.5% of the total number of users in Central America and Mexico. That is, in Panama there is a good percentage of beneficiaries
    of Internet services and the country enjoys great stability in the telecommunications sector in general, since that percentage grows annually, both in Panama and in
    other countries in the region. , more than 100%.

    The telecommunications companies focus their demands on professionals in the sector in the following skills:

    • Knowledge in telecommunications technical support: network administrator, system administrator, information technology.
    • To pursue careers related to telecommunications such as computer systems engineering, telephony technician, telecommunications engineer, marketing, etcetera.
    • Knowledge in basic communication technologies.
    • Experience in maintenance and configuration (Asterix, With Free PBX).
    • Computer language management.
    • Domain of computer programs.
    • Programming management, internet connectivity (networks), telecommunications configuration.
    • Advanced knowledge of English: writing, reading and speaking.
    • Good interpersonal relationships.
    • Good team work.
    • Responsibility, dynamism, leadership, competitiveness, discipline, respect, among others.


    Charges with higher demand in telecommunications

    The jobs that offer the greatest supply or demand within the dynamic environment of the telecommunications sector in Panama are the following:

    • Telecommunications technician.
    • Telecommunications engineer.
    • Systems engineer.
    • Network engineer.
    • Electronic Engineer.
    • Support and implementation engineer.
    • Telecommunications development engineer.
    • Computer engineer specialized in telecommunications.
    • International telecommunications specialist.
    • Call center agent.
    • Call center supervisor.
    • Call center operator
    • Sales executive in telecommunications.
    • Service seller.
    • Network installer.
    • Telecommunications electrician.
    • Specialist in telecommunications technology.