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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 billinman.com blog blogging blogs brand career careerhacker careerhacker.com 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 workforce-vision.com www.billinman.com www.careerhacker.com www.workforce-vision.com 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
    School
  • 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
    meeting
  • 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 careerhacker.com 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

$62,409

Supervisors, electricians and power transmission installers

$62,347

Locomotive operating

$59,517

Supervisors, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

$58,062

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

$57,672

Power plant operators

$56,545

Supervisors, extractive

$56,228

Supervisors, carpenters and related workers

$55,833

Aircraft engine mechanics

$55,539

Electrical power installers and repairers

$55,395

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 Monster.com in your local and consider submitting your resume!

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Seven 2007 Job Trends

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

7 trends 2007

View the entire article with supporting statistics at:

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

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Average Pay at Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune Magazine recently released its annual list of the 100 “Best Companies to Work For”. Along with this list Fortune provides the average annual pay for salaried employees for these 100 companies:

Rank

Company

Best companies rank

Most common job title

Average
annual pay*

1

Nixon Peabody

49

Associate Attorney

$181,099

2

Bingham McCutchen

94

Associate

$180,050

3

Alston & Bird

19

Associate Attorney

$166,300

4

Adobe Systems

31

Senior Computer Scientist

$161,127

5

Arnold & Porter

26

Associates

$155,929

6

EOG Resources

83

Engineer

$145,750

7

Perkins Coie

64

Associate

$142,027

8

SRA International

61

Project Manager

$129,642

9

Boston Consulting Grp.

8

Consultant

$129,071

10

Goldman Sachs

36

Other Exempt (Analyst, Program Analyst and Associate)

$129,000

11

Network Appliance

6

MTS Software 4

$129,000

12

Yahoo

44

Technical Yahoo Senior

$126,000

13

Cisco Systems

11

Software Engineer IV

$123,021

14

Microsoft

50

Software Developer

$118,500

15

Jones Lang LaSalle

66

Vice President

$116,566

16

Robert W. Baird

38

Financial Analyst

$116,000

17

Kimley-Horn & Assoc.

28

Project Manager

$115,938

18

MITRE

60

Lead Information Systems Engineer

$112,656

19

Texas Instruments

87

Electrical Design Engineer

$109,223

20

American Century Invest.

15

Programmer/Analyst Specialist

$105,000

21

S.C. Johnson & Son

7

Sr. Research Scientist

$104,192

22

Publix Super Markets

57

Store Manager

$103,981

23

Dow Corning

55

Supply Chain

$102,093

24

Alcon Laboratories

65

Sales Representative

$100,998

25

Booz Allen Hamilton

63

Associate

$100,800

26

Capital One Financial

84

Project Manager

$100,393

27

American Express

74

Project Manager-Technologies

$99,221

28

Nugget Market

13

Store Director

$98,833

29

AstraZeneca

71

Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

$97,835

30

SAS Institute

48

Systems developer

$97,276

31

Ernst & Young

25

Manager – a client serving position

$95,905

32

Qualcomm

14

Engineer, Senior

$95,345

33

Baptist Health S. Florida

81

Assistant Manager, Patient Care

$93,498

34

Principal Financial Grp.

77

IT Application Analyst Sr.

$93,419

35

Paychex

70

Sales Representative

$91,774

36

Vision Service Plan

23

Application Developer III

$90,296

37

Medtronic

72

Engineer

$89,985

40

Procter & Gamble

68

Production Department Manager

$87,400

41

Valero Energy

22

IS Specialist

$86,915

42

Methodist Hospital Sys.

9

Manager, Nursing

$86,783

43

David Weekley Homes

12

Sales Consultant

$86,659

44

PricewaterhouseCoopers

58

Manager/Supervisor

$86,307

45

Genzyme

43

Researcher/Scientist

$85,973

46

Memorial Health

91

Registered Nurse Clinical Mgr

$83,170

47

Quicken Loans

17

Mortgage Banker

$82,000

48

Northwest Community Hospital

37

Clinical Coordinator

$81,224

49

Men’s Wearhouse

90

Professional (Information & Technology)

$80,289

50

Deloitte & Touche USA

76

Senior/Senior Consultant

$77,011

51

Genentech

2

Research Associate

$76,000

52

Edward Jones

29

Senior Programmer Analyst

$75,616

53

Whole Foods Market

5

Associate Store Team Leader

$72,894

55

National Instruments

86

Engineer 2 Staff

$69,866

56

TDIndustries

79

Superintendent

$69,706

57

Standard Pacific

85

Construction Manager

$69,400

58

First Horizon National

46

Enterprise Technician

$68,926

59

OhioHealth

52

Case Manager

$68,755

60

Granite Construction

56

Engineering

$67,497

61

Synovus

98

Program Analyst

$67,491

62

Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Ntwrk.

80

Patient Care Coordinator

$66,565

63

Plante & Moran

32

Auditor

$65,000

64

Milliken

93

Product/Process Improvement

$62,000

65

Stew Leonard’s

51

Store Manager

$60,870

66

QuikTrip

20

Store Manager

$60,525

67

CarMax

88

Buyers

$59,385

68

CDW

82

Account Manager

$58,520

69

IKEA North America

96

Sales Manager

$58,487

70

Aflac

73

Supervisor

$57,363

71

Pella

59

Department Manager

$57,172

72

Stanley

100

Systems Analyst II

$56,867

73

Timberland

78

Manager Store Sales

$54,453

74

Marriott International

89

Sales Manager

$54,274

75

KPMG

97

Associate

$53,880

76

Bright Horizons

92

Director

$53,000

77

J.M. Smucker

39

Production Supervisor

$51,713

78

HomeBanc Mortgage

67

Underwriters

$51,624

79

Umpqua Bank

34

Store Manager

$50,078

80

Baptist Health Care

54

Manager

$48,921

81

Nordstrom

24

Sales Department Manager

$48,500

82

Wegmans Food Markets

3

Store Department Manager

$47,775

83

Four Seasons Hotels

53

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

$47,256

84

Starbucks Coffee

16

Store Manager

$43,598

85

Station Casinos

18

Casino Floorperson

$43,427

86

Container Store

4

Store Sales

$42,630

87

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

35

Business Operations Coordinator

$42,354

88

Nike

69

MGR/Department/Retail

$39,128

89

JM Family Enterprises

41

Operations Account Representative

$36,350

90

American Fidelity Assur.

47

Account Representative

$33,559

From the January 22, 2007 issue

100 Best Companies to Work For 2007. [Fortune]
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Career Hacker * http://www.careerhacker.com * By Bill Inman * http://www.billinman.com