Hi Job Seekers!
I know you all are working hard out there in your search, so I wanted to highlight, for the newbies out there, some of the top careers one can pursue in technology today. I’ve been at this sales thing for about 8 years now and if I had to start over I would definitely keep my eye on these fields.
Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand tech careers in 2023. With the increasing number of cyberattacks, businesses are looking for qualified cybersecurity professionals to protect their data and systems. Cybersecurity professionals can work in a variety of industries, including government, finance, healthcare, and technology. Its one of those jobs where the work will aways be there and never ends, so you are definitely in demand here. I rate cybersecurity highly as a top place to take your career.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is another rapidly growing field that is creating many new tech careers. AI professionals are in high demand to develop and implement AI solutions in a variety of industries, including healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With tools like ChatGPT and Bard, as well as open-source AI, the landscape is ever-evolving and changing. The future, as well as today, needs many engineers to help build, train, and maintain AI models. Now is a great time to learn how to code in Python!
Machine learning is a subset of AI that is focused on developing algorithms that can learn from data without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning professionals are in high demand to develop and implement machine learning solutions in a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, and retail. Similar profile with AI, you can’t go wrong here pursuing this field.
Cloud computing is a rapidly growing field that is changing the way businesses operate. Cloud computing professionals are in high demand to help businesses migrate to the cloud and manage their cloud-based infrastructure. I work at a cloud provider today, as of writing this, and I must say that cloud-based infrastructure is increasingly important for new and established businesses to run their operations seamlessly and availably in the cloud.
Data science is a field that is focused on extracting insights from data. Data scientists are in high demand to help businesses make better decisions based on their data. An offshoot of data science is data analytics, a field I am especially familiar with, having sold a data analytics product for roughly the last 2 years. One thing I can say is that data is becoming more important as businesses amass more data and get to the point of using it for decision-making and business intelligence. Great field to be in. As they say, “data is the new oil” or something like that…
Web development is a field that is focused on developing and maintaining websites. Web developers are in high demand to create and update websites for businesses of all sizes. Personally, I’ve had a few websites built and it is a task, to say the least. Website builders work to some degree but a skilled developer is worth their weight in gold as far as time to delivery of value. As we increasingly move things to the internet, we will need developers to help build and maintain it. This is very important work for today and the future. If I were to start over, I’d definitely look into learning web development!
Software development is a field that is focused on developing and maintaining software applications. Software developers are in high demand to create and update software applications for businesses of all sizes. Software is at the core of civilization and is involved in a lot of our daily lives. There are solid career paths as well as several niches that software engineers can explore, including mobile and web development. Software engineering, if you like it and can do it, is a solid career choice today and in the future.
Mobile development is a field that is focused on developing and maintaining mobile applications. Mobile developers are in high demand to create and update mobile applications for businesses of all sizes. Every time you open up your phone and use an app, there were a team of mobile developers behind that. Today, mobile developers have the choice of using platform-specific or cross-platform tools to create rich phone user experiences. Today, we use our mobile devices more than our desktops. Mobile is here to stay and its a great place to start and continue a career.
This is a field that is focused on designing user interfaces and user experiences. UX/UI designers are in high demand to create user-friendly interfaces for websites, software applications, and mobile applications. UX/UI design is at the heart of all good software development. It is an integral part of every application and software project because solutions get built for users. UX/UI is singularly focused on the user experience. In some cases, UX/UI can directly affect apps’ earning potential. At some scales, this could be a difference of millions of dollars. As long as we have software, we will have UX/UI. It’s a great place to be for your career.
In this field that is focused on providing technical support to users. IT support professionals are in high demand to help businesses with their IT needs, such as troubleshooting computer problems, setting up new hardware and software, and providing training to users. Every software app you use, web-based or mobile, has some form of support. Sadly, not all support is created equal. Some companies and apps have more resources for support than others. Nonetheless, support of any kind is essential if you want to have users for your app. Therefore, support people are needed and an integral part of any operation. This is a great career choice if you like people and solving problems.
These are just a few of the top tech careers to pursue in 2023. The tech industry is constantly evolving, so it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. By pursuing a career in tech, you can be sure to have a bright future.
In addition to the above, here are some additional tips for pursuing a tech career:
- Get a degree in computer science or a related field.
- Gain experience through internships and other work opportunities.
- Network with people in the tech industry.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest tech trends.
- Be willing to learn new things.
- Be persistent and never give up on your dreams.
I hope this information is helpful. Feel free to drop a line in the comments below. All the best out there, TJ