New Technology Jobs Appear on Horizon

August 28, 2013

Hiring is expected to be up in the high-tech sector for the foreseeable future, but it may not be traditional IT jobs that see a spike. According to a recent Fox Business blog, the healthcare, real estate and technology industries are expected to fare well in 2013.

“Definitely the biggest growth area is anything tech-related,” Karen Droz, president of Ovation Technologies, told the news source.

Droz suggested that different types of architecture IT jobs will be extremely popular, including developers, hardware engineers and web designers. Cloud computing and mobile solutions developers will likely be in high demand, as companies continue to implement cloud-based and bring your own device strategies.

At the same time, innovative technology is leading to entirely new tech-related positions, including:

Social media specialists: Companies are taking advantage of social networking sites for a variety of reasons, particularly with regard to customer relationship management. Social media can be an effective tool for functions like marketing, customer service and predictive analysis, so having an expert in the field can pay huge dividends.

Big data analysts: Gartner recently predicted that big data, which continues to gain popularity at a rapid pace, will create 4.4 million IT jobs worldwide by 2015, as companies try to use the data produced by cloud computing, mobile solutions and social media to their advantage

In addition, Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner, said that “every big data-related role in the U.S. will create employment for three people outside of IT.”

Tech-related healthcare positions: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the new healthcare law, scheduled to go into full effect in 2014, will lead to nearly 760,000 computer and IT jobs between 2010 and 2020.