When deciding on a career path it is very difficult to know whether or not that industry will continue growing, become over saturated or even become completely redundant. It is clear that the trend is towards information technology and automation and this is set to remain the case for the foreseeable future. This article aims to list some of the engineering jobs that are most in-demand and show the greatest salary potential for 2019 and beyond.
If you know anything about trends in business and technology, then you know how important data is for modern decision-making and strategy. One of the most in-demand jobs of the 21stcentury is data science—professionals who set up models and algorithms so that data can be leveraged and analyzed for improved business success. It’s estimated there will be a need for around 700,000 data professionals by 2020.
Data science training programs are becoming more popular all the time. Most data scientists have a master’s degree or doctorate. Data scientists need to be trained in areas like computer science, programming, and statistics.
AI/Machine Learning engineer
The explosion in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies across the enterprise has led to increased demand for these professionals. Everyone’s trying to figure out ways to optimize their businesses and their practices, and how to automate and make their day-to-day lives a little bit easier, or a little bit more productive and functional.
Full Stack Developer
Full stack developers are among the most in-demand by employers right now in terms of open job postings, according to data from job search site Indeed.
Some companies are moving away from siloed back-end and front-end development teams, which requires hiring developers who can work on all levels of the application stack.
Automation & Robotics Engineer
Robotic systems are already good at performing menial repetitive tasks that don’t require the dexterity and attention to detail provided by a human worker. However, with constant advances in computing, energy storage and materials, robots are beginning to move from single arm welding and assembly robots to complex humanoid robots. A striking example of this are the Boston Dynamics robots. A robotics engineer is involved in every aspect of the design, development, testing and implementation of robotic systems. Robotics engineers are typically either mechanical, electronics or mechatronic engineers. With the relentless march towards automation, the only jobs safe from automation are those within automation.
Blockchain is a technology that will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the construction of the next generation of the Internet. It can already be said that the solution has revolutionised the contemporary world and will continue to inspire further changes.
And, what is the expected outcome of this trend? First of all, it can be assumed that a large number of traditional enterprises will have to change or will be replaced by companies ready to take full advantage of the blockchain technology.