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5 Highly-Needed Future Careers That Will Guarantee You a Great Job

October 9, 2018    |    Company News    |    Lauren Elkins

What are the skills that will be in high demand in the future? Without a doubt, technology will continue to grow and have a huge impact on which careers will be in high demand going forward. If you want to guarantee that YOU will be in high demand with a strong career, look to tech. Here are five future careers just waiting for you.

I code, you code, we all code!

Developers are in high demand today and that need will only grow. Businesses of all sizes in every industry need to keep up with digital transformation, incorporating technology in their organizations. Developers will deliver those services. Small businesses may partner with vendors to access skilled programmers. Mid to large-size businesses in every industry will need developers among their cast of characters for software interfaces, in-house projects, machine integrations and on and on. Companies that are specifically in the tech industries will most definitely continue to hire expert coders to craft their product.

My coworker is a robot

Machine learning, AI and automation will continue to drive business. Businesses that successfully adopt them will thrive. Those that miss the boat will get crushed under the weight of digital disruptions. While jobs will be replaced by these new technologies, other jobs will be created to work on and with them. The question is: do you want to be affected or do you want to affect the robots?

Choose your own IoT Adventure

The future of IoT is here, but we don’t know what the careers around it will be called yet. What do you think? Each industry pulls these devices into their processes through unique use cases, making it a hard career path to pin down with a specific new job title. Perhaps the new tech and interactions will be wrapped up in the job requirements of engineers. Maybe they’ll be on a team with programmers, UX designers and the IoT devices themselves. Do you think the IoT team members will dress differently on casual Friday? Hopefully, they’ll abide by all of the corporate cyber security rules!

Serious about cyber security

Already one of the most in-demand careers, cyber security is an absolute guaranteed job. It’s expected to have a crazy shortage of qualified candidates to fill the spots within only a few short years. This means those with the skills will have their pick from the companies they want to work for in every sector and every country. There’s a reason VPN understanding and use have skyrocketed within the last year. We are understanding more and more the risks and taking measures to protect ourselves and our information. Companies will need the experts on staff to help them do this as well.

Know all the data!

Data scientists, data engineers, big data rock stars: we’re going to need them! The amount of data we now collect each minute is utterly astounding. It won’t do a thing for us, though, if it’s simply dumped into a database somewhere. Jobs in data analysis will be in high demand so that companies can refine this resource and turn it into digital gold. Those that can use it to create incredible customer experiences will basically be the superheroes of their companies.

In his Forbes column, OpenVPN CEO Francis Dinha shared this great insight about the landscape of tech and businesses: “Technology is a broad and ever-changing business category, so it would be impossible to capture the magnitude of the renaissance our society is experiencing.” It’s exciting the changes technology is bringing to careers. Which of these are you most excited to be a part of?

Better Safe Than Sorry