Top Careers In Technology For 2016
When searching online for “tech jobs” in the U.S. the search will return over 60,000 job openings, and this is just on LinkedIn alone! If you take a look at “Best Rankings, U.S. News and World Report’s” website this would not come as a surprise with so many tech jobs making “The 100 Best Jobs” list. Jobs are ranked annually based on the projected number of job openings, opportunity to advance and pay scale. Take a look below, at just a few of the awesome tech jobs that made the list for 2016.
1. Computer System Analyst
This job is all about understanding how a computer system can best serve a company. A computer system analyst may need to choose hardware and software for a company - then manage the installation and monitor the outcome. This career fell into the #1 slot for best technology jobs in 2016. View jobs
2. Software Developer
Software is what makes the hardware work. Consumers and businesses use software every day in computers, smart phones and mobile technology. The growth of mobile technology continues to rise every day. Making these skills a high demand and a profession that ranks #2 in tech jobs. View jobs
3. Web Developer
A web developer needs to be able to create a website that looks good and works well. There is a lot more to development then making sure the text is spelled correctly and the checkout cart works. A web developer needs to understand page layout, graphics, design, organization and many other aspects of a website so that the user can easily navigate it. Web developer ranked #3 in tech jobs. View jobs
4. IT Manager
IT managers are the “go to person” for any technical questions. They are responsible for ensuring front line technicians are able to quickly solve problems with software and hardware. When your email doesn’t work or the computer has an error message you’re not calling Ghostbusters, you're calling your IT department! This high pressure career shows up #4 in top tech jobs. View jobs
5. Information Security Analyst
Information Security Analysts are the safe keepers of an organization’s computer information systems. They develop security measures to protect the organization’s computer systems and networks from cyber-attacks (which are becoming more common every day). With corporations the size of JP Morgan, Sony and Target being victims of hacking, these professionals are in a high demand to safeguard companies’ information. Pushing their ranking to #5 for 2016. View jobs
6. Database Administrator
Database Administrator’s organize, store, mine and manage information. They create specific databases for companies to use and secure sensitive information. Based on the volume of information that will need to be managed for businesses in 2017 – this job field is expected to expand. This job came in #6 in tech jobs. View jobs
7. Computer Support Specialist
Coming in at #7 in tech jobs is Computer Support Specialist. They provide assistance to users who encounter difficulties logging in to their device, general operating system questions and overall software malfunctions. Computer Support Specialists have to ask the right questions to get to the source of the user’s problem. Personality and communication are definitely key contributors to the success of this role due to the amount of interaction with others! View jobs
8. Computer Systems Administrator
Computer Systems Administrators are responsible for making sure that the intranet system works. They ensure that all systems that are sharing data work and that computer stations are connected properly. This job came in #8 on the list. View jobs
9. Computer Programmer
Computer Programmers are the innovators who write code enabling software to function. Basically, the programmer is telling the computer what to do and when to do it. They work alongside the Software Developer to write “directions” with programs such as C++ and Python. Programmers fine-tune, improve, debug, and maintain programs so that computers can run without any trouble. This career ranks #9 in best tech jobs. View jobs
The demand for technology professionals continues to grow year over year in tandem with companies who need their services to survive in our technology driven world.
If you are seeking new opportunities with IT or other related fields, take a look at our current job openings. If you are interested in furthering your skills, check out our AngularJS article or visit one of many skill learning websites such as Codeacademy, Udemy or Lynda to improve your skill sets in the field and land one of these dynamic and growing careers!