For young professionals in search of one of the best entry-level jobs, looking towards technical positions is a safe bet. According to new data from WalletHub, which compared 109 entry-level jobs across 13 metrics including number of job openings, projected job growth by 2026, and median annual salary, the jobs at the top of the list are all technical positions.
Systems Engineer scored the highest ranking, followed by Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Hardware Engineer, and Web Applications developer. Other technical jobs like Database Administrator and Network Engineer also appeared on the list. For technical professionals who are just graduating, data like this is good news. For tech companies hoping to pull from the recently educated pool of talent, it’s important to note that a lot of companies are actively hunting for similar talent right now.
While an extremely low technical unemployment rate is a current concern, many companies and technical professionals are busy looking towards the future. This fast-paced class of jobs doesn’t stay stagnate for long and, according to several tech experts, there are a few jobs that will be in high demand in a couple of years that organizations may want to start training for now. If you’re looking for areas to train your current technical staff in, these four jobs that will be in high demand in 2020 and beyond are great areas of focus according to Dice.
1. AR/VR Object Designer: There is going to be a rise in demand for all technical professionals as AR and VR tech begins to catch on. For UX designers, this position could lead to an AR/VR Object Designer role where you’ll develop AR interfaces or build backend connections to smart objects.
2. Behavior Analytics Specialist: In a job that blends data analytics with cognitive computing and machine learning, these professionals will be able to gain insights into consumer behavior and predict where markets are headed. Similarly, they can predict where security threats lie and use their same skill set in the cybersecurity field.
3. Big Data Auditor: These future technical professionals will use AI learning, algorithms, and analytical insights to comb through data, separating the relevant from the irrelevant. Using existing data analytics techniques and traditional auditing skills, these professionals will conduct next generation audits that could provide invaluable insights to your company.
4. Quantum Computing Product Manager: Product Managers are already in hot demand but, as quantum computing advances and is more widely used, these professionals can work individually or as part of a team to solve challenging problems that make a difference in the world.
Whether your company is concerned about increasing demand for current entry-level technical professionals or training your team of technical professionals for the jobs of the future, you can be sure that high demand for technical professionals and low unemployment rate will remain a major factor in the technical hiring process for now and for a long time to come.