The coastal regions of the United States, specifically the West coast, are well-known for their technology sectors. The Midwest is not exactly turning into Silicon Valley, but it certainly is seeing a rise of what has been dubbed, “mid-tech,” jobs.
Traditionally, jobs in the Midwest have been blue-collar and trade-based. This has been shifting steadily over the years to technology jobs that don’t necessarily require an advanced degree. While not an official designation, mid-tech jobs can be defined as skilled tech work that doesn’t require a college degree: just intense, focused training on the job or in vocational programs like those of blue-collar trades of the industrial past.
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