The tech landscape.  Meet your new career.

music selection:  “Just Once” — Quincy Jones

A review of five big tech trends and the new economic roles they will create.

New Industry # 1 – Big Data

Hot job trend – Data Scientist

Salary range – 116,000 to 163,500

Growth projection – 28% by 2020 to 364,000 openings

Skill sets:

  • Programming languages
  • Familiarity with different types of data
  • Statistics and probability
  • Coding
  • Communicating complex ideas clearly

Other job titles in Big Data: Data analyst, database administrator, data architect, data manager, big data engineer, market research analyst, computer systems analyst, web developer.

New Industry # 2 – Internet of Things

Hot job trend – Software developer

Salary range – 98,000 to 105,500

Growth projection – 19% per year through 2024

Skill sets:

  • Programming languages
  • Coding
  • Development software such as C + +
  • Object oriented design
  • Creative thinking
  • Attention to detail

Other job titles in Internet of Things: Chief IoT Officer, IoT business designer, fuller stack development, lead I0T engineer

New Industry # 3 – Virtual Reality

Hot job trend – User experience/interface designer/developer

Salary range – 85,000 to 111,000

Growth projection – 19% per  year through 2025

Skill sets:

  • Visual design
  • Human centered design
  • Responsive web design
  • Front end development languages
  • Programming languages
  • Adobe creative suite

Other job titles in Virtual Reality: VR developer, web developer, software engineer, graphic designer, 3D visual artist

New Industry #4 – Robots and AI

Hot job trend – Machine learning engineer

Salary range – National average is already 114,000

Growth projection – 11% through 2024

Skill sets:

  • Software engineering
  • Data fields like physics and statistics
  • Data modeling
  • Coding and programming, including open source
  • Curiousity
  • Problem solving and creative thinking

Other job titles in Robots And AI: robotics engineer, software development, data scientist

New Industry #5 – Cybersecurity

Hot job trend – Data security analyst

Salary range – about 92,000

Growth projection – 18% a year for the foreseeable future

Skill sets:

  • Understanding of leading cybersecurity software
  • Communication and training skills
  • Ability to identify network weaknesses and repair them
  • Forensics
  • Programming
  • System analysis

Other job titles in Cybersecurity: Computer research scientist, data analyst, information systems manager, computer network architect, database administrator.

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