Technology is booming in creating innovations since the 21st century. It is still promising to dominate the hottest career fields in the years to come. Data shows that individuals skilled in areas like cloud computing, digital marketing, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI) are anticipated to be in high demand.

Check out the list of career choices for you to consider this year that are possibly hyped up until next year:

  1. Software Developer

Do you enjoy playing mobile games? Do you often use word processing software in doing your college research or any work-related reports? It is all thanks to software developers.

Software developers are considered 'creative minds' when it comes to computer programs. Their duties are to analyze users' needs and design, test, and develop software to meet those needs and to recommend software upgrades for customers' existing programs and systems. Usually, individuals who wished to become a software developer must have a bachelor's degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills. 

Some of the essential qualities for software developers are strong analytical and problem-solving skills, communication skills, team player, creative, and detail-oriented. It is predicted that the demand for this career will rise in the next ten years. 

You should be pursuing a full-time Bachelor’s or Master´s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Development, IT Security, STEM-related technical discipline to be eligible to apply. They offer opportunities to network, connect, and an industry-leading healthcare program alongside other benefits. Feel free to browse our hub for more software development career opportunities.

  1. Hardware Security Testers

Nowadays, unseen villains such as hackers try to break the wireless connection and steal information from people that give security threats in our personal devices and accounts. But there is a job that can prevent these hackers from stealing information, and that is the job of Hardware Security Testers.

Hardware Security Testers have to give protection using a physical device rather than software. Hardware security involves scanning system and monitoring network traffic. It can provide another layer of security aside from sticking in software alone. If we are to consider the number of people who are engaged in technology-related jobs and businesses, hardware security testing is said to be one of the fastest rising careers. Now if you can solve simple to complex problems better than your friends, then this is the right career for you.

  1. Information Technology Lead

Do you have knowledge and experience in strategic IT planning? Do you have exposure to IT supplier management? You may consider Information Technology Lead. An Information Technology lead is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all information technology functions from development and directing of staff to the maintenance of existing applications, infrastructure, and development of new technical solutions.

  1. Data scientist

Are you inclined to mathematics and big data analysis? Are you always looking for new trends? Maybe you haven’t heard of “Data Scientist” yet. Here is a brief overview of data scientists you might consider to become one.

Data scientists are a new kind of analytical data experts who have the technical skills and curiosity to solve complex problems. They are in-demand and well-paid individuals for linking both the business and IT worlds with their high-tech, trendy, and profitable ideas. 

  1. Site Reliability Engineer

Site Reliability Engineering is an Information Technology (IT) field that aims to develop automated solutions for operational aspects like performance and capacity planning, on-call monitoring, and disaster response. 

It was pioneered by Google last 2003, wherein the first group of software engineers was assigned to make Google’s large-scale sites more efficient, scalable, and reliable. Now other tech giants such as Amazon and Netflix also have many site reliability engineers to develop and update their sites for better service of information to cater to people.

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