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Top 5 Tech Jobs ✨

As the world develops at a speed faster then ever before jobs have to keep up in order for the world to continue at this rate. Since 1990, the increase of STEM jobs has increased 79% and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. The annual wage for tech jobs is approximately $86,000 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, whereas the average US wage is approximately $56,000 according to the May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wages.

However there are many technology jobs, some more high paying than others. (This list is not in order).

1. Web Developer

  • Average Annual Wage: approximately $73,000

Web developers create and maintain websites, helping increasing retail sales by 36 percent in 2020. Websites provide education, entertainment and provide services for people around the world, and help the approximately 4.66 billion people who use the internet.

What is required to become a web developer?

  • HTML/CSS skills
  • Javascript skills
  • Basic knowledge of backend

It takes approximately 6 months to a year to learn web development with no prior knowledge.

2. Data Analyst

  • Average Annual Wage: approximately $69,500

Data analysts organize and understand data in order to make strategic decisions for the benefit of an organization. Analysis organized by data analysts is used around the world, and is used for key decisions for business, calculating the probability of having an illness and so many more.

What is required to become a data analyst?

  • Python skills
  • R skills
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Data visualisation

It takes approximately a year to a year and half to learn data analysis with no prior knowledge.

3. AI (Artificial Intelligence) Engineer

  • Average Annual Wage: approximately $114,000

AI engineers use machine learning algorithms to create AI systems. AI systems are used all the time in daily life, providing services, entertainment, organization, education and communication. Many examples include: reminders, smart assistants, autocorrect, social media and smartphones.

What is required to become an AI engineer?

  • Programming skills (Python is most commonly used)
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Computer science fundamentals

It takes approximately 6 to 8 months to learn the fundamentals of AI engineering.

4. Backend Engineer

  • Average Annual Wage: approximately $127,000

Backend engineers have many responsibilities, primarily building the structure of a software application. Others may include QA (Quality Assurance) testing, troubleshooting/debugging and integrating with front end engineers.

What is required to become a backend engineer?

  • Python skills
  • Java skills
  • SQL skills

It takes approximately a year to learn the fundamentals of a backend engineering.

5. Java Developer

  • Average Annual Wage: approximately $70,000

Java developers are responsible for the design and maintenance of Java based applications. Some of these real world applications include science, web, enterprise, apps and mobile applications.

What is required to become a java developer?

  • Java skills
  • Backend skills

It takes approximately two years to become a java developer.

In conclusion, all of the top five tech jobs are programming. While there are so many other non-programming jobs, this is just a list of the top five tech jobs.

Thanks for reading!

Additional resources:

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/101315/10-best-tech-jobs.asp

https://www.simplilearn.com/highest-paying-tech-jobs-article

https://www.statista.com/statistics/617136/digital-population-worldwide/#:~:text=How many people use the,the internet via mobile devices.

https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/real-world-applications-of-java/