JOB OUTLOOK GOOD FOR THOSE WITH Ada EXPERTISE
Highly specialized software engineers are considered hot commodities to aerospace companies and their outsourcing providers, according to a recent article in Computerworld.
It seems in the aerospace industry, highly specialized means an expert knowledge of Ada. James Diller, administrator of professional employment at the McDonnell Douglas Corp. commented, "Even though we've had some layoffs, we're always hiring for particular skills. Specifically, programmers with Ada, C and C++ expertise are in the highest demand ..."
According to Computerworld, internships [which serve as a means of learning Ada] are becoming increasingly available. For example, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., offers four-year programs for undergraduates that include two internships as well as course work in Ada, C and Unix.
Scanlon, Bryan and Amy Bermar. "Jobs in Space." Computerworld, 5
June 1995: 107.
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