By: Siddarth Bharwani, Director at JetkingInfotrain
With the rapid pace of Internet and smart phones becoming available to the masses, IT has been steadily becoming an essential ingredient in almost every part of our daily lives, redefining how we live and work. With automation, Big Data, Cloud computing, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
moving from just being talked about in science fiction movies to constantly chimed buzz words and the swift adoption of these technologies, the IT industry is beginning to introduce new career paths that were not a mere decade ago. The IT job market was entirely different then, as it will be a decade from now.
Below is a list of five emerging career paths that would be most after for future IT aspirants:
1. Big Data Analysts: As it becomes more and more easy to track consumer behaviour, their purchases and preferences, the availability of all this massive data promises great potential for organizations to extract insightful information to use as a competitive advantage against their counterparts in the industry.
Data analysts and data scientists will continue to be in great demand since they possess unique skills in areas such as mathematics, statistics and management science, combined
with associated IT skills which make them highly sought after individuals.
2. Tech experts for AI/robotics: Artificial intelligence and robotics have already moved from science fiction movies to reality, and soon they’ll be coming to a business near you. These technologies are expected to infiltrate wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as healthcare, transportation and logistics.
Not surprisingly, technologists skilled in this area will be in high demand. IT professionals will have roles to play in programming, integrating and setting up the infrastructure for organizational applications of AI and robotics.
3. Digital artisans: As marketing becomes education-based and less sales-based, demand for business writers who specialize in blogs, newsletters, website articles, whitepapers, and special reports will also increase. Individuals in this field must have good communication and writing skills, and be highly creative and original. They must also be self-motivated and self-
disciplined in order to meet deadlines.
Run of the mill products, services and solutions aren’t enough to sustain companies in an increasingly competitive landscape. To thrive in the next five to 10 years, organizations need to seek out talent that can think outside of the box but execute within the system. To deliver that kind of strategic value, IT pros need to be authentic, relevant, intelligent, speedy, artistic and non-conformist.
4. App Developers: A recent survey found that Indians would rather spend a night away from their partners than without their phone. This only emphasizes the demand and potential for app development in India. The proliferation of mobile technology is driving demand for
development of new applications. And it’s not just consumers.
Even organizations are implementing some kind of mobile strategy, and they all need tech professionals who can
get the job done. Systems software developers, who create the operating systems for computers, are also poised for prosperity.
5. Information Security Analysts: Due to the growing number of cybercrime incidences across the country, there has been a propelling demand for information security analysts and has one of fastest projected growth rate of all the jobs on this list. Increasing digital dangers are pushing the state and local governments, and companies of all stripes to hire more white hats to beef up their information security.
They are also highly desirable in hospitals and doctors’ offices, where the move to keep more digital records pushes the need to protect patients’ privacy. Those qualified can investigate and uncover evidence of illegal activities
and cybercrime, from credit card fraud and hacking to paedophilia and terrorism.