Compared to the rest of the labor market, IT jobs are red hot as the country is currently going through a significant shortage of STEM professionals.
That being said, there are a few tech jobs that are particularly hot right now and should be for years to come. These jobs offer high pay and low unemployment rates, a winning combination for professionals looking to have significant control over the terms of their employment.
Responsible for bringing websites to life, web developers have to use both sides of their brains. Skilled web developers are able to make everything on a website fit together seamlessly, from the colors to the animations to the user interface. While some companies hire web developers to work on both the front end and the back end of their website, these duties are usually divided into two different jobs.
Web developers must be able to work with clients to design an effective site that attracts and retains visitors. This requires giving clients what they want while being able to advise them against making bad decisions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be a 27 percent employment growth for web developers through 2024.
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer systems analysts make use of both IT knowledge and business know-how to create superior computer systems and functions.
First and foremost, these professionals must understand the business they are working for, particularly how the organization makes use of technology. A computer systems analyst will then study the very best technologies to upgrade the organization’s systems, including the hardware, software, and network solutions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21 percent increase in computer system analyst jobs through 2024.
Information Security Analyst
Information security analysts plan and carry out security actions to defend an organization’s computer systems and networks from cyber attacks. These professionals block, monitor and react to information breaches and cyber attacks, which are unfortunately becoming increasingly common.
Governments, healthcare organizations, finance operations, retailers and other businesses are becoming more reliant on data security as they increasingly use technology to handle sensitive information. Therefore, the need for information security is growing by leaps and bounds. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18 percent increase in information security analyst jobs through 2024.
Responsible for developing today’s industry-disrupting apps and tech-based services, software engineers are probably the most high-profile professionals in the IT industry.
However, those working as software engineers aren’t just sitting around all day on bean bag chairs trying to come up with the next Earth-shattering app. Most spend their days focusing on a client project, writing new code to solve a specific business problem. Others might be given the job of maintaining, debugging or enhancing the code for existing programs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent increase in software engineer jobs through 2024.
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