How I.T. Professionals Are Creating Their Own Job Security
I.T. is the New Job Security
Everyone knows that Information Technology jobs are among the fasting growing occupations with higher salaries and great benefits. What people fail to realize is that these jobs are not leveling out. They are still in high demand and there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill the roles. With innovation at an all time high, many are creating their own roles in big corporations.
More than five million jobs in information technology are expected to be added globally by 2027.
Business Insider featured a report on the topic that provided the following facts:
Though there’s a high demand, there’s a skill shortage in cybersecurity, cloud, data analytics, Internet of Things, and converged infrastructure
Job positions and roles are still being created due to digital transformation (this means you may be able to create the job you want if you’re attentive to the needs in the industry)
Roles that have medium to high future importance and long-term growth include: Security management specialist; Network engineer or architect; Cyber security engineer or analyst; IoT designer, developer, or engineer; Business intelligence architect or developer; Software developer or engineer; Machine learning designer, developer, or engineer; Data engineer; Transformation consultant; Change management; Web developer; Mobile applications developer
Not only that, but the skills learned in IT management roles are also scalable in other industries. IT professionals work in construction, oil and gas, engineering, retail, hospital management and others. Many take their careers to newer heights by consulting and partnering up with Fortune 500 companies to provide their services. They are essentially going into business for themselves and reaping the benefits in ways that they never could working for a big corporation.