A Career in tech can be fun, dynamic, and challenging. It constantly pushes you to learn and stay on your toes.
While this is scary for some – it could be exciting for YOU?
The good news is there’s tons of secure & rewarding jobs out there.
And this is only on the rise. In a relatively short time span; technology has grown rapidly. And so too, the professional opportunities that come with it.
Check out the rise in ICT jobs worldwide in recent years. (The numbers below are in millions)
And Ireland is playing an important role in this trend. Have a look at any job board /LinkedIn search to see what we mean!
Unquestionably, the continual evolution of tech in Ireland has brought great professional opportunities at home and abroad.
So, we know there’s opportunities out there – but which tech career to pick?
While this article is not the comprehensive A-Z of tech jobs available – we will guide you through some of the best tech careers that may be the perfect fit for you. These are careers that are hot in Ireland (and worldwide) right now… and you can be confident, will be a solid pick for the future.
So if you’re already working in tech OR contemplating a total 180 career change, read on.
So, let’s kick things off!
What are 5 Careers in Technology? (There are many more)
A career in cybersecurity is rewarding for a number of different reasons.
- Job Security
- Many Opportunities in Ireland and abroad
- High Demand in Ireland and elsewhere
- Financially Rewarding
- Dynamic and Interesting Career
The need to protect ourselves and our digital assets will continue to be vital in the tech age; thus, making a career in cybersecurity an attractive prospect. Check out the opportunities in Ireland alone.
The best in this field are committed to professional development, have a curious mind and definitely are team players. If you’re interested in getting into this field – consider one of the cybersecurity courses that we offer.
Blockchain is quite simply revolutionary. If you’re looking for a job on the cutting edge – think about a career in Blockchain.
And it’s not just Cryptocurrencies and NFT’s (Non-Fungible Tokens) that make Blockchain such a hot topic. It has many different avenues to transform how we do business. Here’s an example of supply chains:
“Anything that can conceive of as a supply chain, blockchain can vastly improve its efficiency- it doesn’t matter if its people, numbers, data, money.”
Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM
Plus, there’s a growing number of blockchain related roles in Ireland today.
To make the leap, consider one of the courses in Blockchain.
3) Data Science
Data scientists are the new Rockstar’s of modern business. They work at companies across different industries, using data to make important decisions that can affect our daily lives – from where we shop and what products we buy; all the way down to how well an organization performs financially or whether they should expand into new markets.
Data is vital strategic decision making and ultimately making a company or venture profitable.
Again, plenty of opportunities right now in this field.
A person who excels as a Data Scientist not only needs strong programming skills but also knowledge about Statistics. If this sounds interesting to you – consider one of our courses in Data Analytics.
4) Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI is another game changer in the modern world. Artificial Intelligence is the practice of leveraging computers and machines in order to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind. Once considered far-fetched – AI is now a real advantage to many businesses looking to adapt.
In Ireland 1 in 12 enterprises currently use Artificial Intelligence with Data mining and machine Learning among the top uses.
According to the CSO – this jumps to nearly 1 in 3 (31%) of the ‘large enterprises’ are using AI in some capacity.
In other words – AI is here and it’s being used!
Here are the opportunities currently in Ireland.
5) Software Development
Another vital sector in modern business. Software is everywhere these days, in cars, robots, airplanes – you name it. As the amount of software grows – there’s also an ever-increasing demand for developers in Ireland and around the world.
Software Developers are highly skilled technical experts who participate in all stages of the development process, from conception and design through to testing and deployment.
Caught your attention? Check out our list of software development courses to start your journey.
Final Words on Careers in Tech
Technology is here to stay. And so too are the rewarding careers that come with this digital revolution. There are so many roles within tech that we didn’t mention… but the above 5 are some of the most popular, lucrative, and satisfactory.
If you would like to learn more about a career in tech or have any questions – please get in contact with us.