Let’s begin with few fun facts. The United States is the largest tech market in the world, representing one-third of the total global market. It represents an industry which accounts for the highest number of fastest growing companies. The Internet of Things (IoT) now links millions of devices that were previously unconnected to the web. Technology sector reports indicate that the number of internet-connected devices will hit 50 billion by 2030. Organizations of all types (for profit, non-profit, public sector) will need to deploy AI within their work activities within the next five years to continue to succeed in their respective areas of expertise.
Top 10 Trending Technologies
We should all just agree that the only constant is change. Check out these top trending technologies.
- 5G Technology
- Internet of Behaviours(IoB)
- Intelligent Process Automation(IPA)
- Tactile VR
- Big Data Analytics
- Human Augmentation
- Artificial Intelligence(AI)
What You Can Expect
Notwithstanding a robust job market for careers in the technology field, securing an internship or full-time position is a very competitive undertaking which will require commitment on your part: commitment of time in your busy schedule, as well as, quality of effort.
There are many paths to a rewarding career in technology. Some graduates will pursue a career with a large enterprise or a start-up, while others may prefer small community-based employment. Still others will elect to become educators.
A few careers in technology require post-graduate schooling, e.g., a PhD to become a Data Scientist. It’s not uncommon for students to work in their prospective field for a couple of years before entering graduate school, testing their interests and learning valuable skills. Language skills can be immensely useful and represent a distinguishing characteristic in your candidacy for internship and first destination career roles.
The best ways to affirm your career interests are to speak with others who have experience with the career roles you are exploring (family members, friends, alumni) and by doing internships involving the knowledge and skill sets generally required in those career roles.
Areas of Focus
- Software Development/Engineering
- Data Science and Data Analytics
- AI and Machine learning
- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
- All non-technical career roles within the tech industry, e.g., product management, program management, project management, digital marketing and advertising, finance,