The Best Tech Jobs of the Future to Prepare For

 

When we welcomed the information age several years ago, many companies did not know what the new era meant for them. Some quickly adapted and embraced technology and some stuck to their old ways. The ones that adapted are now enjoying the fruits of digital advancements while the ones that did not embrace the trends either fizzled out or have been forced to adapt.

In the same way, the professional world has changed. Technology has curved out a niche that has created great relevance and demand for tech experts in different channels. Below are some of the tech jobs that have a great future, and how you can be ready to bag the opportunities that come your way.

  1. Database Administrator

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What it Entails: A database administrator is in control of an organisation’s data, ensures that the database runs efficiently and is secure from unauthorised access. A DBA also organises the company’s data and ensures it is stored in a way that’s sensible.

What you need to become one:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) or qualifications in a computer-related field
  • An understanding of database languages like SQL
  • Proficient in common programming languages used by companies in Ghana
  1. Web Application Developer

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What It Is: A Web Application Developer creates softwares that meet company specifications using programming languages. Developers may work in multiple programming languages and operating systems.Good developers have a good grip on multiple operating systems and programming languages. This helps the developer determine and advise the company’s management on the best approach.

What you need to become one:

  • Computer-related qualification
  • Proficiency in different programming languages and operating systems
  • Demonstrable experience in coding and a robust portfolio

Good News: Non-traditional education systems and coding boot camps are now available on many online sites where any interested person can self-teach themselves and get proficiency and even certification.

  1. Mobile App Developers

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What it is:  A mobile app developer creates mobile applications on Android or iOS. Companies realise that the use of mobile apps for a seamless user experience; and are used by marketing, media, advertising, financial and even some government agencies. ThinkAdvisor lists Mobile App developers as third in top 10 best jobs of the future.

What you need to become one:

  • A background in computer science or software engineering
  • There are courses online one can take to be a mobile app developer
  • A keen interest in mobile operating systems
  1. Software Developers

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A software developer creates computer programs, applications or builds systems.They usually work well with computer programmers as they have a creative edge and the software created usually meets various needs of the user.

What you need to become one:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer-related qualifications or software engineering

Good News: Non-traditional education systems and coding boot camps are now available on many online sites where any interested person can self-teach themselves and get proficiency and even certification. This means conventional academic training is not a strict requirement.

Bonus Tip

Digital Marketing

Marketing is slowly taking a digital angle with different online platforms and channels being used for marketing and advertising purposes including social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing and performance marketing. Digital marketing is becoming such an integral function that most companies are now creating positions to cater for it.

What you need to become one:

  • Certifications for different channels ( This can easily be found online)
  • A keen interest in digital trends and algorithms
  • Flexibility and resilience to accommodate changes

 

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