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An Executive’s Schedule – “A Day in the Life of a CIO”

Do you ever wonder how other successful career minded401k Compensation Hiring Talent Value Worker Workers Workforce advice bill.inman bill_inman billinman blog blogging blogs brand career careerhacker consulting education employee employment entrepreneur entrepreneurship goals growth hr human_capital humanresources job jobboard jobs jobsearch labor life management me networking office personal personalgrowth promotion recruiting recruitment resume salary temp temporary unemployment success professionals schedule and invest their time? Computerworld offers an short yet insightful look into the schedule of a prominent healthcare Chief Information Officer. John Halamka as CIO at both Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School has seemingly achieved career success retaining a position of high responsibility. Here is a look into a recent workday’s schedule for Mr. Halamka, as outlined in by Computerworld :

  • 5 a.m. Write annual IT report for Harvard Medical
  • 6 a.m. Work on several Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
    Center strategic plans:

    • E-prescribing rollout
    • Radiology provisional/wet reads workflow
    • Ambulatory medical record support for travel clinic immunizations
  • 8 a.m. Visit Occupational Health Office for mandated
    yearly TB test
  • 8:30 a.m. Meet with senior vice president of quality
    to discuss plans for:

    • Infectious disease surveillance
    • Medication reconciliation in outpatient procedural areas
  • 9 a.m. Complete human subjects/Institutional Review
    Board submissions for two upcoming grants
  • 10 a.m. Interview with Computerworld
  • 11 a.m. Tape an e-prescribing video for the Healthcare
    Information and Management Systems Society
  • Noon. Write and send enterprise e-mail about daylight-saving
    time IT issues
  • 1 p.m. Attend Revenue Cycle Project steering committee
  • 3 p.m. Review 2007 disaster recovery plans
  • 5 p.m. Dentist appointment
  • 6 p.m. Dinner with family
  • 8 p.m. E-mail
  • 10 p.m. Practice Japanese flute

Thats roughly 11.5 hours of work, 1.5 hours of personal appointments, 2 hours with family, and 1-2 hours of personal time (hobbies). For some that may seem like a heavy commitment, but consider that the average CIO makes about $165,00 annually (click here for more information).

A Day in the Life of a CIO. [Computerworld]

Also see:

Tapping the Power of Your Morning Routine

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Security Clearance, “In Many Cases It’s Better Than Having an MBA”

CAREER HACK: If you are in an area where Security Clearance positions are in demand consider applying for these positions and gaining clearance. If you are able to receive Security Clearance it can boost your salary by 25% on average while providing stronger job security.Career Hacker Bill Inman Employment Jobs Interview Resume Blog Success Boss Work Hiring

Would getting a security clearance be better than getting an MBA degree? The Associated Press in their article “Security Clearance a Valued Resume Credential” discusses the advantages of having this clearance which is in high demand. Here are some highlights from the article:

  • Job candidates with security clearances are hotter-than-ever commodities in the Washington area and elsewhere, due to higher demand, tighter security requirements and a wave of baby-boomer retirements”
  • “If a soldier has good skill sets in the IT arena, he’ll have a job offer in five minutes”
  • “We see people hoping to retire, and their employers are pleading with them to stay. They say, ‘We’ll pay you another 30 grand to stay on board.”‘
  • “Estimates are that there are 100,000 unfilled security-clearance jobs, many of them in the Washington area, the largest market for such positions.”
  • “Those with security clearances earn an average 25 percent more than similarly skilled workers who lack them. That gap has been widening, too.”
  • “It’s in many cases better than having an MBA.”

Security Clearance a Valued Resume Credential. [Associated Press]


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The Average U.S. Hourly Wage has Increased 25% Since 1997

The average U.S. hourly wage has been increasing steadily over the last 10 years. The increase has been from $12.51 an hour to $16.75 an hour, an increase of 25%. If increases continue at the current rate then in 2017 the average hourly wage will be $20.00 hourly (about $40,000 annually), $26.30 hourly in 2027 (about $52,000 annually), and $32.96 hourly in 2037 (about $66,000 annually). You can bet that inflation will keep pace though!

Below you will find a table with the average hourly pay for U.S. workers from 1997 – 2007.

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The following graph represents the same timeframe:

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For more information see:

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics
The White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room – Employment


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Ten Highest Paid “Blue-Collar” Jobs

10 blue-collar jobs with highest annual earnings Occupation Average earnings of full-time workers

Drillers, oil well


Supervisors, electricians and power transmission installers


Locomotive operating


Supervisors, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters


Railroad conductors and yardmasters


Power plant operators


Supervisors, extractive


Supervisors, carpenters and related workers


Aircraft engine mechanics


Electrical power installers and repairers


Drillers are no. 1 in blue-collar pay. [Bizjournals – G. Scott Thomas]

Career Hack: If you are in a professional similar to these positions above and make less pay search for these titles on in your local and consider submitting your resume!


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U.S. Workers Hate Their Job More Than Ever writer Tamara Schweitzer wrote the article U.S. Workers Hate Their Job More Than Ever. Here is some information from that writing:

Employee Dissatisfaction


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Seven 2007 Job Trends

Here are “Seven Major Job Trends for 2007” by Matt Ferguson, CEO of

7 trends 2007

View the entire article with supporting statistics at:

 Seven Major Job Trends for 2007. [CareerBuilder – Matt Ferguson]


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