While many Americans may still be facing lingering effects of the recession of a few years ago, one demographic appears to have a brighter outlook than ever on the future — Latinos.
According to a Nov. 25 Deseret News article, a new survey of 1,000 Hispanics revealed that many feel “very optimistic” about their present and future opportunities, including access to health care, education and jobs. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation study surveyed everyone from undocumented immigrants to Hispanics who have lived in the U.S. for four generations or more.
The level of optimism about the future was slightly higher among undocumented immigrants and newcomers to the U.S. than Latinos who have lived in the U.S. their whole lives. The survey found that more than 73% of the Latinos studied felt upbeat about the future, while an amazing 86% of the group of undocumented immigrants felt that way, the Deseret News reports.
“I’m Puerto Rican so I feel passionately about the experience that I have had in the U.S., and my family always saw the U.S. as a place of promise and hope,” said Barbara Ferrer, chief strategy officer at WKKF.
And one of the most thriving career fields for Latinos to enter today may just be the cloud computing and computer systems industry.
According to a Nov. 25 Democrat and Chronicle article, the job market for cloud computing in New York’s Finger Lakes region is expected to grow an astonishing 14.3% by the year 2020, with 90 job openings expected each year. Best of all? The median annual salary for a computer systems analyst is nearly $80,000.
The growth of opportunities in the cloud computing industry is especially incredible considering it was only in 2009 that the U.S. government first pursued a widespread adoption of cloud technologies with the Cloud First Policy.
So as the Latino population continues to grow throughout the country, a fast-growing industry like the cloud computing sector stands to offer some of the best opportunities, especially throughout Western New York. Latinos today have a good reason to be optimistic about their future.