Bonnie Pfister

There are more 20,000 jobs open today across the Pittsburgh region, part of a vibrant economy with jobs in business and financial services, healthcare and life sciences, IT, energy and manufacturing. If you’re a Pittsburgher looking to advance your career, or have friends and colleagues elsewhere who’d like to move here, you should be checking out ImaginePittsburgh.com on a regular basis. Our 10-county jobs aggregator is updated nightly. For example, today you’ll find jobs like these:

Solution Center Technician at Seton Hill University

Strategic Product Manager at TeleTracking Technologies

Engineering Technician at EQT Corp.

Inventory Technician at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products 

Real Estate Agent at Northwood Realty Services

You can also reach out to our Neighbors – young and mid-career professionals who have chosen Pittsburgh — for networking ideas via the LinkedIn addresses include in their profiles. And stay up-to-date with new job postings and other news about building a great life in the Pittsburgh region via our monthly newsletter, our RSS feedFacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

Are you a military veteran looking for a job with good pay, benefits and opportunities to advance? Check out our sister website, ServiceToOpportunity.org. There you can register in just a few minutes to be connected directly with regional energy and manufacturing companies that are keen to hire returning military servicemen and women. Learn more  here.

it rotatorWhat is powering the Pittsburgh region’s economy in 2015?

We’re not the single-industry steel town we were at the dawn of the 20th century — although we still make plenty of things, and speciality metals and high-tech materials are dynamic sectors. Just ask ATI (Allegheny Technologies). Or Alcoa. Or PPG. Or Bayer MaterialScience.

Yes, we’ve got the “meds and eds” that helped the region regain its footing after the dramatic downturn in our then-still steel-heavy economy 30 years ago: see the Allegheny Health Network, Highmark, and the state’s largest private employer UPMC.

And then there’s energy — from the development of kerosene in a workshop on Grant Street in 1851 to the first successfully drilled well in world (in Titusville, 100 miles north, in 1859) the Marcellus Shale natural gas development of the past decade.

But IT jobs are in high demand across all of the companies and sectors just mentioned, and of course in finance and business services, which — surprise — are actually the sectors in the 10-county region with the highest number of employers.

Click on the image below to go to ImaginePittsburgh.com’s very cool infographic that spells it all out in easily digestible nuggets. And please: pass it on to the techies you know in other cities who complain about high cost of living and commuting nightmares. There’s never been a better time to stop imagining yourself in Pittsburgh and make it a reality.

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Kudos to our colleagues Keith Trageser, Phil Cynar and Linda Topoleski, who created this infographic for publication on top IT publications’ websites across the country.