What does the tech industry look like this year? We explore the job market outlook for tech-related positions, highlighting top jobs and potential competition.
In this past, tech jobs were often few and far between. However, there seems to be a change of pace this year. We evaluate the tech job market, this year’s top jobs, and potential competition — including helpful links to informative articles.
How Does the Job Market Look?
Last year, there were many predictions about emerging tech positions. And in general, this year’s job market outlook for tech-related positions looks bright. With a projected growth rate of 30.7% by 2026, the number of available tech jobs continues to climb. Plus, the salaries for tech-related positions are increasing as well.
This doesn’t mean you need to move to California’s Silicon Valley in order to secure a tech job in the tech industry—you can live just about anywhere in the country! On top of this, it has also become popular to work flexible hours and even work remotely.
TOP TECH JOBS 2019 …
Today, there’s a diverse range of open tech-oriented positions. Here’s a list of some of the top tech jobs this year:
AI-Related Positions —this year and beyond, AI-related jobs will emerge, presenting new opportunities to hopeful job seekers. Examples of such jobs are Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Research Scientists.
Business Intelligence Analysts —these individuals use company data to determine which business and marketing trends will increase profits and overall success. Since companies will always want to make the best possible decisions, there’s a growing need for BI analysts.
Cyber Security Roles —if you’re passionate about data protection, consider a career in cybersecurity. Currently, there are more than 300,000 open cybersecurity jobs in our nation.
Help Desk Roles —a Help Desk Technician is a vital part of any organization. They ensure all technologies operate smoothly and stay updated.
Software Engineers —this position is popular within the tech industry, as it involves writing code and creating programs. Today, available software engineers are still on the rise.
Web Developers —like software engineers, the demand for web developers is high. If you can create and maintain websites, think about starting your career in this position.
If you’re a qualified candidate for any of the roles we mentioned above, you’re in high demand in 2019. There’s a need for tech at every company—our world’s technology is developing at an accelerated rate, and there’s a wide range of businesses who need people who can make sense of the data.
BUT WHAT ABOUT COMPETITION?
While there’s an abundance of these positions, there’s still plenty of competition for companies to hire top talent. If you’re a job seeker and want to snag your dream role, you’ll need to continually improve your skills and prepare to make yourself stand out.
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