Technology is one of the fastest growing industries today. And with this comes more unique and interesting job opportunities. For those looking for a job in tech, there are plenty of options available to provide individuals with the career they desire in a highly competitive field. For those looking for technology jobs, there are a few key areas to focus on. Here are some of the most in-demand jobs in technology for 2018.
The leading job in the technology field for 2018 is software developer, according to ZipRecruiter and US World News. This year, there are expected to be over 253,400 job openings in this field. The median salary in this field is over $100,000. Individuals are tasked with creating software applications for a variety of fields, from standard computer programs to enhanced connected devices.
Information Security Analyst
People who enjoy technology and aim to work in security and protection will find the information security analyst job to be ideal. These individuals plan and solve system and network risks and security problems. This includes infiltration and cyber-attacks – a growing area of concern and regulation around the world. The country is likely to see a 28 percent increase in the number of jobs available in this field from 2016 through 2026. The median salary in this field is $92,000, and more than 28,400 jobs are currently available.
Information technology management is another fast growing industry. Individuals and businesses are becoming more connected than ever. But this does not mean that managing technology is simplistic. Those who work in this field provide solutions for problems and help companies to reach their technology goals. These individuals install, upgrade and manage computer systems across their company. There are over 43,800 jobs available in this field right now and, from 2016 through 2026, there is an expectation of an additional 43,800 jobs opening up. The median salary for an IT management professional is $135,800.
Computer Systems Analyst
The job of a computer systems analyst is to help companies improve their computer systems and processes to achieve more or to operate more effectively. Some work in high-risk industries such as stock markets, but these professionals are increasingly becoming more valuable in every industry, including banking, construction and insurance. A key component of this job is to manage research, but systems analysts also prepare cost and benefit analyses to determine if and when upgrades should occur. These professionals have significant experience. Currently, there are over 53,000 jobs available in this industry and, between 2016 and 2026, the industry is likely to see over a nine percent growth. The median salary for those working in this field is over $87,200.
Computer Network Architect
Another key area is in computer network architect positions. These individuals design, build and maintain communication networks. They use their skills along with technology to help companies build stronger computer networks. Many work in the field of advanced technology, such as fiber optics. This industry has over 10,400 jobs available with a six percent likelihood of growth from 2016 through 2026. The median income for those in this field is over $101,000.
These are just a handful of the computer jobs available in the tech sector — an advancing area with more specialized skills becoming even more valuable than ever.
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