Thanks to modern-day technology, you can expect newer jobs to shift further towards the digital sector, no matter what industry they may be in, requiring you to have some IT or coding skills to get your desired job.
And where everyone from Apple CEO Tim Cook to top IBM executives saying a degree isn’t absolutely necessary to get a job in tech, it’s only your skill that matters, now is the time to re-assess your skill and sharpen your tech chops.
Here are some tech jobs that can open doors to the most promising careers in the near future:
1. Software Developer
This one should be the most obvious, it’s a career path that’s already had years to flourish. Working alongside programmers, (or sometimes doing both jobs simultaneously), they build the systems we use everyday. Of all the entries here, this one has the least stringent requirements for a formal course.
2. Web developer
Everything from Facebook to YouTube, to Netflix function because of web app developers. And with how many entrepreneurs want to set up a new digital service of their own, web developers are invaluable. This career choice also has the most available options as far as formal degrees go. But you’re going to want to be prepared to work in multiple languages.
3. App Developer
Given how popular smartphones are today, it’s now wonder this entry is on the list. Like web developers, these guys are irreplaceable right now, They also have the freedom to work in anything from social media, to e-commerce, to gaming, and more.
4. Systems analyst
Analysts are basically guys that make computer systems and automation more efficient. This could be internal process or customer-related services. For both of them, they need an understanding of both business and information technology (IT) as far as a company’s requirements and limitations are concerned. For this, you’ll most likely need a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field, though many also have a background in business.
5. Market research analyst
Market research helps companies understand what kind of products or services their customers want, as well as how best to provide them. For instance, an e-commerce portal would employ a market research analyst to study their sales numbers, and determine which products are the highest-selling, or what needs more exposure. A lot of backgrounds could be helpful here, whether that’s statistics, computer science, or even communications.
6. Information security
Arguably one of the most important tech jobs in this day and age, these professionals look to keep the data and assets of their clients safe from malicious actors. That could mean a job as a cybersecurity researcher, threat assessment, bug-fixing, and more. Whatever background and education you have, one quality is prized above all others for this job, and that’s adaptability. That’s because hackers are always changing their methods, and malware are always improving, so a security professional always needs to up to date with the latest technology, and able to change tactics as needed. Of course, a degree in programming doesn’t hurt.
7. Database administrators
Database administrators manage an organization’s data, ensuring that data gathering is accurate and efficient. They also run and maintain systems that let organisations manage this data, as well as help protect them from unauthorized access. This usually requires a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS). Most importantly though, they need a deep understanding of database languages, most commonly Structured Query Language or SQL
8. IT specialist
Where there are computers, there are people that don’t really understand them. So with every major company being digital, you need experts on hand to coach employees through various everyday processes, like using online forms, keeping their email secure, as well as managing and assigning company resources to employees.
9. AI programmer
A fast up-and-coming profession is the AI programmer, someone that focuses on building automated systems for major corporations. This could an algorithm to process customer buying data from an e-commerce site, or optimising a manufacturing chain’s energy usage, or even building artificial intelligence systems for customer endpoint devices.