Raising the Bar: High-Paying Tech Careers That Aren’t Going Anywhere

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If you’re looking for a career in the tech industry, why not aim for the top? Choose a job that pays the best, offers a challenge and will always be there. This may sound too good to be true, but there are tech jobs out there that fit this bill. One of the best ways to enter the tech field is to get specialized knowledge.

Expanding your Horizons

Consider areas of technology that are relatively new and currently expanding, for example cloud computing. You may think that nothing ever changes in the cloud, but this field of technology has spread to areas as diverse as education, genetic sequencing, finance, and artificial intelligence. One of the easiest ways to specialize is by taking an online course. If you want to learn more about related specialist courses, check out online DevOps Foundation Certification Training.

Here’s a rundown on some of the highest paying tech jobs.

Data Architect

This is probably the most lucrative of all the tech careers. A data architect designs and builds systems to collect, process and store data. In order to enter the field, you will need a background in computer science, a flair for logic, a natural ability to see the big picture, and great communication skills. This is a demanding role but worth it if you’re looking for a career that presents plenty of challenges and a very good paycheck.  

Software Architect

This software expert designs the high level structure of a software system. Your main responsibilities will include setting standards for application development, creating components, dividing complex designs into smaller, manageable pieces, understanding the relationships between these components and communicating this information to developers.

Data Scientist

The responsibility of a data scientist is to collect, handle and manage statistical analysis of data for organizations or businesses. In this role, you will identify problems and work out practical solutions. You must have knowledge of a number of scientific fields including: statistics, pattern recognition, computer programming, and data mining.

Web Designer

A web designer has the technical and creative skills to create or re-design amazing websites.  A web designer can easily recognize exactly what is needed to make a website functional and user-friendly and at the same time make it visually appealing. You will need to know how to use CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and Photoshop.

Software Engineer

Software engineers use their skills in mathematical analysis, engineering and computer science to design, develop and test computer software. You will be involved in each stage of planning and development of a software project. The software solution could have application ranging from gaming to finance of the medical field.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Quality assurance (QA) engineers investigate and analyze websites and programs to ensure that they are functioning exactly as they should be. They also fix any bugs or glitches that would otherwise affect users. In QA you will test a wide range of software and apps and document the results.

Development Operations

Development operations (DevOps) is the procedure of assisting development, operations and quality assurance to work together. The skills you will need to work in this field are: fluency in programming languages like PHP, JavaScript and Ruby, knowledge of systems administration, deployment, networking and integration, and excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Mobile App Developer

A mobile app developer creates software applications for mobile operating systems such as Android and IOS. For success in this field you will need knowledge of design and web technologies, JavaScript, CSS and HTML. This is currently a rapidly expanding area of employment.

WordPress Developer

WordPress is currently one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in existence. To date, it supports more than 60 million websites. As a WordPress developer you’ll need an in-depth understanding of PHP – the programming language WordPress is built on. You will be creating highly functional websites using WordPress extensions, plug-ins, themes, and add-ons.

Java Developer

A Java developer creates dynamic websites and applications. You may work at designing interfaces or work on behind-the-scenes development. Duties include writing class files, and working on all stages of development, engineering, designing prototypes and structuring products. As a java developer, you may be fluent in one or more different Java systems – standard, enterprise and mobile. Java developers work in a variety of fields from retail to medical.

It’s no secret that some of the highest paying jobs currently available are within the technology sector. And what’s more, as well as having a great salary, these positions are also bolstered by healthy growth. So now is a great time to jump on board.

Bailey George uses his industry knowledge as a careers consultant to write about the changing world of career opportunities now available in our tech-focused life.

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