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Future Professions

Updated on November 21, 2016

It is clear that we depend a great deal on information technology, ranging from everyday use to making our working day more efficient. However, the real question is at what cost does this have for future professions? Some professions will disappear whereas new ones will be formed.

Here are some jobs that have seen a rise in demand (and will certainly see an increase in future demand):

1. Programming

The entire IT industry is based on programming, so it’s not surprising that it has been at the top of the list for the most wanted skills. Software developers have been at the top of the list for the most wanted IT jobs in the world for the last two years in a row. This is evident from the fact that over 60 percent of ads, shown to consumers, were seeking this type of candidate.

2. Network Administration

Administration of the network infrastructure in the past year reached third place of the most wanted IT skills. This area is now indispensable and almost every company, regardless of the volume of work, has a network engineer in one form or another.

3. Design

A relatively small percentage of the talents for Graphic Designers have managed to charge their services for a high salary in the past. Nowadays, talented individuals who have the adequate skills are able to turn this into a solid profession. Paintbrush and radiograph have since been replaced by more advanced software such as Adobe, CAD, and combining this with frontend knowledge such as HTML will really strengthen a graphic designer's chance for a career in such a field.

Freelancer platforms data have shown that freelance designers, in terms of quality and volume of work, are the highest paid on the market at $20 per hour, and the number of ads that require a knowledge of Adobe illustrator has doubled compared with last year.

4. Development of mobile applications

Although it’s one of the latest areas of IT, the development of mobile applications could be argued to be the most perspective area among the communication technologies.

There are two large markets that are named the App Store (iOS) and the Google Play platform. The App Store has had over 2 million individual applications while the Google Play store has had 2.2 million. There are a growing number of application contributors that cater for the ever-increasing demand for such applications.

Therefore, the demand for junior and senior mobile developers will continue to increase in the near future.

5. E-commerce

With the development of information technology and the Internet, this business is rapidly transferred to the digital environment. Today it is clear that due to savings, but also because of a huge reach of the Internet, the expansion of electronic commerce will continue.

An essential part of any kind of business in this 21st century will certainly be a career in the IT industry. If you are in doubt with your future career (or plan to switch into the programming industry) such a profession should be a much more stable career as future jobs will continue to build products for the ever expanding Internet.

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