Employment in Innovation and Technology Spheres: Working For HFT
“Every job in some way, produces, supplies, consumes, or relies on innovation, creativity….”
– David Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce
IP intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs in the US and contribute more than $5 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)
More than 25% of all jobs in the U.S. were either directly or indirectly attributable to IP-intensive industries.
This amount contributed to the U.S. economy represents over 33% of GDP.
The HFT industry supplies career opportunities for graduates in the fields of computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, and engineering, as well as other industries including fiber-optics, cable, satellites, among others.
Interested in a career in HFT? Please email HFTCareers@modernmarkets.org to learn more.
Arthur Levitt, former SEC Chairman
The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2009