Are you a fresh IT graduate wondering which field to choose? Or you are someone who is looking for a career change?
According to CompTIA, the IT industry is expected to make a 4 percent growth in the year 2019. Tech is the only industry which is completely unaffected by political changes and customers spending capability– in the last few years. It continues to grow and the demand for skilled professionals also soars.
Here are the most in-demand tech jobs for 2019.
1. Business intelligence(BI) analyst
Business intelligence(BI) analysts investigate and study vital data that drives customers to the company they work for. They also play an important role in learning and understanding about ways to increase revenue.
Generally, software companies hire BI analysts as these guys are a bridge between IT and Business. For instance, domains like banking, pharmaceuticals, transport, etc generate a huge amount of data each month. This data comes from their sales staff, manufacturing unit, business heads, etc. BI analysts generate reports using high-end decision systems.
Qualification: College degree in computer science or business administration.
Annual Salary: $67,352
2. Data scientist
Data scientists are IT professionals who write computer programs and algorithms to format the data coming in their client’s systems from various sources. They are quite proficient with database languages like SQL, MySQL, Hadoop, and BigData. They are also known as backend software engineers as they have nothing to do with the user experience part of the applications.
Qualification: College degree in computer science
Annual Salary: $95,000
3. Full-stack developer
Do you see yourself becoming a jack of all trades in the future? If yes, then the role of a Full-stack developer may be fit for you. A Full-stack developer is not an expert in a particular programming language but rather knows all the languages at a fundamental level. Meaning, they work on many different aspects of a software application.
Qualification: Not needed.
Annual Salary: $75,057
4. IoT specialist
Internet of Things(IoT) is an interesting field where you will be working on the integration of physical devices with software programs. IoT enabled devices to send and receive data from the real world. These devices interact with humans, nature, animals, etc to achieve a specific goal. If you find things like WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity fascinating, becoming an IoT developer or a specialist might be the right thing for you.
Qualifications: College degree in Computer Science(Also some real-world programming experience is needed)
Annual Salary: $100K
5. Network administrator
When it comes to the hardware side of things, Network administrators are in huge demand. Particularly, in western countries where there is a shortage of highly educated and skilled technicians.
The terms “Network Engineer”, “Network Administrator” and “System Administrator” are all same. So don’t get confused between the job profiles. Mainly, they work on hardware devices like switches, routers, and gateways.
Large organizations like Cisco hire IT support engineers. IT support professionals have a basic understanding of Networks and they mainly are hired for their good communication skills.
Getting a job in the IT industry depends on a ton of factors. Having good aptitude and programming skills definitely makes things easier for a fresh graduate. Entrepreneur.com has a list of free sources that will teach you the basics of programming. Moreover, you can also check out GeeksforGeeks to help you prepare for your job interview.