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5 Hottest Career Choices in Tech Right Now

Technology is booming in creating innovations since the 21st century. It is still promising to dominate the hottest career fields this year and in the near future. 

According to the interview report of FOX Business to PayScale data analytics vice president Katie Bardaro, individuals skilled in areas like cloud computing, digital marketing, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI) are anticipated to be in high demand in 2022. 

Check out the list of hottest 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 recommend software upgrades for customers' existing programs and systems. Usually, individuals who wished to become software developers 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, creativity, and detail-oriented. The annual salary of software developers runs between approximately $100,080 to $118,000. It is predicted that the demand for this career will rise in the next ten years.

HeySuccess has a lot of career opportunities offered in this field. Just search 'software development and you will receive hundreds of active internship and graduate offers for junior software developers in leading tech companies. In most cases, you should be pursuing a full-time Bachelor’s or Master´s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Development, IT Security, or STEM-related technical discipline to be eligible to apply. However, due to the high demand for software developers, you might not been even asked about your formal education but rather about skills demonstrated with previous software development projects.

Those internships and graduate programs are great because they offer opportunities to network, connect, and an industry-leading healthcare program alongside other benefits.

Bonus: here is how to get selected for a tech internship at Google (by people who did it).

2. Hardware Security Testers

Nowadays, unseen villains such as hackers try to break the wireless connection and steal information from people that give security threats to 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 systems 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 this year. Now if you can solve simple to complex problems better than your friends, then this is the right career for you.

3. 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 as a career to pursue this year! 

An Information Technology lead is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all information technology functions from the development and directing of staff to the maintenance of existing applications, infrastructure, and development of new technical solutions. 

One of the best places to work on your cv and skill is to join Apple through their internships and career opportunities in various locations. 

4. 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 becoming.

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. 

To gain experience and or launch your career as a data scientist, you can join Adobe as an intern or a university graduate.  You can even receive mentorship and leverage your degree with a tuition-free fellowship in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington DC, or online. 

5. 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.

Time flew so fast, right? If you're curious to know what were the trending career choices way back in 2014, you can check it out here. Also, before going on a job hunt or even an internship, make sure to remember these five important things. For more updates like this, tune in on HeySuccess.

Author: Jullia Nicole Garcia is a grade 12 STEM student from the Philippines. Her hobbies and interests include researching, writing, listening to music, and watching her current favorite KPOP girl band called IZ*ONE. She is now on her freshman year taking up Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

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