TMCnet Feature
June 23, 2021

7 Unique High Tech Career Options in 2021

Amid the growing trend of unique tech innovations, new job titles keep cropping up. Think of cloud computing. A decade ago, not so many startups had a position for a “cloud architect.” Likewise, job titles like “Blockchain engineer” and “IoT architect” are relatively new.

In other words, the online job sector is constantly evolving. If you want a hi-tech job, you need to future-proof your skillset. Luckily, most of these career options don’t need a new college degree. If you have the right skills, you can get hired. Below are some of them.

1—Chief Data Officer (CDO)

In this age of big data, expect more CDO positions to appear. A Chief Data Officer is an executive responsible for the collection and management of a company’s data. The executive handles data with a focus on business.

As such, you work to ensure a company’s data helps achieve its end of year goals. You also ensure data quality, information strategy, business analytics and data science. Wait a minute. Isn’t that the role of a Chief Information Officer?

In many organizations, the CIO makes decisions regarding the purchasing of communication equipment and software. They also help identify the best use cases for existing IT infrastructure and managing SAAS and IAAS platforms.

2—Cyber Risk Manager

The average cyber breach costs businesses an average of $1 million. Depending on the size of a business, the cost can be enormous. To protect their employees, clients and the business of cyber risks, a growing number of organizations have a position for a cyber risk manager.

Basically, a Cyber risk manager uses technology and human resource to identify risks, reduce vulnerabilities, mitigate impact and prevent future attacks. Being an executive position, a cyber risk manager coordinates with IT staff to detect phishing scams and to train general employees on how to identify potential threats.

3—iGaming Investor

The iGaming sector is soaring, from the UK and Europe to the US and South America. Gambling stocks are climbing in double digits while the number of new careers is expected to grow even further.

Ever dreamed of working as an online casino dealer? Every online casino needs one. So, you love to play slots? Join a casino win real money and find out how it works for you. If you win consistently, you could turn it into a career.

Sure, many casino games are based on pure chance. But some, like Blackjack and Poker, need skills to win. That said, you can also join a career that doesn’t involve gambling—casino customer service, marketing, blogging or streaming.

4—UX Designer

A User Experience Designer is a popular job in the tech world. It is one of those positions you won’t struggle to find an open position. And if you have the right skillset, getting employed is relatively easy.

Many UX designer jobs also demand that you understand UI. In fact, it’s difficult to find a job if you lack the knowhow to create UI products. Fortunately, the two roles are similar. With UX, the goal is to help customers undergo a smooth experience on the company’s website or app.

On the other hand, UI involves designing the website or application to run smoothly. In other words, UI is technical while UX isn’t necessarily technical in nature.

5—Data Scientist

We are living in a data science era. So, it’s no surprise that nearly every tech company has a position for someone responsible for their data. In some organizations, this job can be delegated to the Chief Data Officer.

However, the work of a data scientist is better defined. Put simply, a data scientist collects, analyzes and interprets data for an organization. In turn, the company better understands how to use this data to increase sales, score new clients and command brand loyalty.

In many big organizations, data scientists work in conjunction with other specialists. Some of them collect data. Others focus on analyzing while they can team up to interpret the information on behalf of executives.

6—Web Developer

When we said you don’t need a bachelor’s degree to get a high-tech job, we meant careers like web development. Almost every tech company needs web developers. Yet, they are not always interested in your traditional papers.

Instead, the modern employer wants a person who can do the job at hand efficiently regardless of whether they own a bachelor’s degree or not. That said, whether you land this job or not depends on your programming knowledge and experience.

What coding languages are you proficient at? Because if you’re an excellent Java, Python or HTML coder and that’s what a company is looking for, then you’ll most certain land the role. Of course, some employers also look for soft skills like teamwork, commitment and reliability before hiring you.

7—Front/Back End Engineer

Sometimes you find web development job that are specific about what you need to do: front or back-end engineering. What’s the difference? Basically, developing a website involves taking care of parts that deal with the server and the side that deal with clients.

A back-end engineer, therefore, writes programs that help a website communicate with servers efficiently. Once that’s done, the site then displays information on the screen for users to interact with it.

In other words, a front-end developer creates the menu items and feature you interact with on a website or application. They are responsible for aesthetics, debugging and enhancing visual components to better the overall user experience.

8—Sales Engineer

So, you love sales? This could be the ideal tech job you’ve been looking for. All you need is an extensive knowhow of the products you’re selling and an ability to convince people to purchase your products.

When we say extensive knowhow, we mean you should know how a piece of software or hardware was created. You should understand how it works—its best features and weaknesses. That way, you can answer questions confidently and meet sales goals as required.

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