Fastest-growing jobs in technology

Jobs in tech

Demand for jobs in the technology industry is growing fast and this is no surprise since tech touches all of our lives in both personal and professional capacities.

What are the technology jobs currently trending upwards and have the ability to grow even more in the future?*

Web Developer

What do they do?

Web developers are programmers who specialize in the development of World Wide Web applications or any application that runs from a web server to a web browser. They focus on the design and workings of a website such as the navigation, layout and user-friendly interface.

How do I become one?

A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology is necessary for most employers to consider you for the job. However, technical skills and practical experience is also very important. Think about getting knowledgeable about HTML and CSS as well as learning about design principles. Getting certifications for Web Developer can be helpful in future and getting one in Mobile Application Development may give you an edge.

Computer Systems Analyst

What do they do?

This job requires one to create harmony between existing computer systems within a company and incorporate new systems. It also requires one to create harmony between the systems and the employees who will be using them. Computer Systems Analysts look at cost versus benefit and what system will benefit the company financially as well as suit company employees’ work style.

How do I become one?

Look at getting a bachelor’s degree in computer science or any related field. Having a master’s degree in business administration (with a focus on computer systems) will be a great advantage when applying for this type of job.

Software Developer

What do they do?

Software development is more than just designing programs, even though it is the job’s most identifiable quality. Other parts of this job include testing and debugging software, as well as maintaining and improving software once it is in operation.

How do I become one?

Even though a bachelor’s degree is usually essential to snagging a job as a Software Developer, having practical experience and knowledge can help you get your foot in the door. To be in the running for a job like this, stay up-to-date on the latest programming tools and languages by frequently taking refresher courses, even if you are not employed yet.

Information Security Analyst

What do they do?

Hackers are becoming more proficient at swiping sensitive data from big corporations so this job has become a very valuable one. Information Security Analysts are responsible for assessing how protected a company or government agency’s computer networks are and then working out a plan to secure these networks. It is a job that requires you to always be one step ahead. An Information Security Analyst focuses on three areas including risk assessment, vulnerability assessment and defense planning.

How do I become one?

If you’re an entry-level Information Security Analyst you will most likely be responsible for monitoring and analyzing information. Senior-level employees in this arena investigate to see if a security breach has occurred and why it occurred.

Usually you will require a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming or engineering. However, a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Information Systems is helpful in getting a great position. Be on the lookout for certifications that deal with cryptography, access control, and disaster recovery and risk management.

Database Administrator

What do they do?

Database Administrators are the guardians of information. They use specialized software to organize, store and protect important data. They make sure that data is safe from unauthorized access. They also prevent data loss, merge old databases into new ones and make modifications to existing databases.

How do I become one?

Above and beyond having a bachelor’s in computer science or management information systems, certifications in specific database platforms is essential. Some of the most popular database platform certifications include MySQL Database Administrator, Oracle DBA and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.

Computer Support Specialist

What do they do?

A Computer Support Specialist is sometimes also referred to as an IT Helpdesk Technician or Technical Support Specialist. Your title will vary depending on the type of user you are helping. A Computer Support Specialist helps people and organizations to use their computer software and equipment. They also test and evaluate existing network systems, provide regular maintenance and troubleshoot Internet systems, LANs (local area networks) and WANs (wide area networks).

How do I become one?

Even though a university degree, college diploma or certification is a big plus for this type of job there are other factors that weigh heavier. Employers tend to look for a good level of computer competency, the ability to provide good customer service and technical acumen (or insight). You need to be knowledgeable in operating systems and hardware components.

 

Getting a job in the technology industry will require studying and hard work, the continual development of new skills, knowledge of the latest technology and passion (as is the case with any job you do).

*This is based on what technology jobs showed up the most frequently in lists of jobs that pay the best, have the lowest unemployment rates and have the most promising future growth.

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