Technology surges forward this year, leaving a trail of opportunity in its wake. You should take steps to capitalise on the many tech-related trends that have been revealed.
Careers are being transformed, breaking up and shifting to different focuses inclined in the direction of a digitally-empowered future.
Students who have just begun their journeys into their professional lives/careers can now find themselves faced with advantages as well as dilemmas. Many of these appear to have arisen in conjunction with the rapid pace of technology.
From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data, here are some of the most prominent technology-related trends that are disrupting careers. Find out how you may be able to steer the course of your future to steadier roads.
While 2018 could be considered the year Artificial Intelligence application finally hit the mainstream, 2019 could be the year we see AI becoming widespread and appearing in areas such as retail, factory processes, science-based fields and corporate HR.
Hardware and software developers have experimented with AI to see where it’s most applicable. Now, we could see the real thing in action.
Expect customer experience enhancement and productivity improvements to be made across the board and machine learning services to work under the surface of many industries, managing distribution logistics, financial transactions and more.
Students of programming, engineering and computer science can look forward to their skills/training being put to good use here so if you are involved in these disciplines, sharpen your skills and be prepared.
We live in a pretty amazing time, one in which you don’t have to rely on files piling up on your desk or even being stuck to your computer. Accessibility is a big thing these days and cloud technology puts massive amounts of information in easy reach (at the mere touch of a button as long as you have a device and an internet connection).
For many companies/businesses, this is a top priority, which is why we’re now seeing a huge demand for cloud architects (to oversee and manage cloud computing strategies).
Cloud architects are responsible for deploying and supporting all the cloud applications that companies need to survive the digital era, while cloud systems engineers are required for the design and development of IT cloud systems. These new careers hold a lot of promise and come with potentially huge opportunities for tech-savvy job hunters.
Data at the forefront
Now, many businesses are probably finding that precision is an important part of the gathering and processing of data as well as data analysis. We’re seeing a certain amount of focus being put on Big Data and this is likely where much of the demand for data scientists come in.
Data scientists should have the skills to find and relay information that is relevant to companies and which can help them with continual growth. They need to be good at communicating their findings and offering recommendations to others in the business.
Machines are going to be credited with saving more lives 2019 onwards, as technology applications find their way into one of the most crucial parts of a functioning society – the healthcare sector.
As parts of the world face a shortage of trained medical professionals, more developed nations are also beginning to feel the economic pressure of supplying the medical talent. However, technology could help.
AI systems now have the ability to detect issues such as cardiovascular problems or cancer-related concerns. Patients can be treated in their home via telemedicine and drones are helping people deal with inaccessibility through vital medical supply delivery.
Today, healthcare-related disciplines require tech-oriented professionals that can help establish better systems for the improved implementation of medical services.
Blockchain (not crypto)
When bitcoin slumped, blockchain kind of fell off the wagon, however, blockchain can still yield tremendous value with regards to security and encryption, which is why we might see it hold more promise in the near future. Those who know their way around blockchain technology could capitalise on this ‘new emergence’.
Technological progress is extremely dynamic and, with new developments and opportunities, you could do well to keep a close eye on the industries that interest you. Pay attention to the ways in which these technologies develop and think about how tech-related trends could work in your favour as well as improve your career prospects.