New year is just round the corner and as a dose of motivation, we bring you some of the most promising career options to watch out for this 2018!!
The recent layoffs by top IT companies have instilled a sense of fear and insecurity among the minds of graduating freshers and parents. There is a clear air of doubt over software engineering jobs and even after securing a job in this field, people are still in look out of other alternatives.In the current scenario the conventional post of Software/System Engineer does not entice potential candidates as much as it used to say a couple of years ago. For the graduating newbies we have just a simple piece of advice-“Just Calm Down!”. The external noise should not affect your inner calling in life. We list down 5 sectors that are related to IT, yet has an aura of novelty around it.
Don’t be trapped by dogma. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
With this evergreen career advice from probably the best innovator of modern times, lets take a look one-by-one what are some of the best options to a prosperous career in 2017
1. Information Security
Information Security is one of the fastest growing sectors in IT Industry today. With loads of personal and confidential data being stored on the web in clouds and servers, providing security to these assets has become a vital aspect. Hackers looking to gain illegal access to your information are getting stronger by the day and it is only natural that we have a defence mechanism in place to counter them.
An Information Security professional has a very interesting job and can take up a role as Network Admin, Penetration Tester, Security Researcher, Cyber Law Expert, Web Auditor, Linux Programmer, Secured Software Developer, Network Analyser, and hordes of other profiles. The good news is that people are slowly getting more aware about the imporance of security in IT and this has led to a surge in job requirements for various profiles as a cyber security expert. However very few professionals possess the right skills to fill up the void. So go out and take proper training on it and there a goldmine waiting to be discovered!
2. Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing is the latest buzzword in the industry with more and more brands joining the digital bandwagon. The ability to measure the campaign’s success and create campaigns keeping fixed objectives in mind has clearly given digital marketing a competitive edge over traditional marketing. Digital advertising budget by major corporations have increased by over 25% in the last 3 years which is an encouraging sign for people looking to make a career in digital marketing.
Right now there are not many professionals that are adept with the techniques and tricks of digital marketing. What makes it a great career choices is the fact that its like a jigsaw puzzle and everyday something new pops up. A digital marketer is always on his tows and is in look out for new ways to promote brands effectively.
With the right knowledge in Digital Marketing one can work in profiles like SEO Expert, Social Media Manager, Brand Strategist, Keyword Resarcher, Google AdWords Professional, and so on. A recent survey has declared that the Digital Marketing is among the highest paid jobs and a fresher can expect a pay package of 3-3.5 LPA in major Digital Marketing Agencies. The fact that its 50% technology and 50% marketing serves well for technical graduates who are looking to build careers in technology but away from traditional IT.
3. Mobile Application Development
Smartphones have truely revolutionalised the way we communicate & consume data on the internet. A bulk of the data consumed today is consumed on mobile devices. Apps are giving websites a run for their money and if we look a bit ahead in time, then mobile Apps are going to almost completely replace websites. As such being a mobile developer is an in-thing today and opens lucrative career avenues.
As a proof of this fact, Google is steadily focusing on its mobile first approach and is even awarding better search rankings to websites that are mobile friendly. Apps are ranked higher in mobile devices. However there is a shortage of good application developers across the country and Application Development be it on Android or iOS could be a stable job generator for the next few years to come.
As an Application Developer, one can choose to work on App UI/UX, Backend Application Development, Database Optimization, Web and App Integration, Cloud Applications, to name a few.
4. Graphics & Creative Design
Thanks to rising demands, creativity is today a full-time job! Graphics and digital art is still in its hay days and if we were to put our bet on emerging career avenues in 2020, then CREATIVITY is what we would choose 10 out of 10 times. Most experienced graphic artists work from their cozy homes and make aweful lot of money!
If you are someone who experience a rush of creativity every now and then and if you are good with basic design softwares then voila! You can try and make a career in this field.
Career choices include UI/UX Developer, Front-end Developer, Illustrator, Logo Designer, Social Media Designer, Artist, Digital Interior Designer, etc.
5. 2D & 3D Animation
The animation industry in India is expected to grow steeply at a pace even faster than the IT industry’s! Good animators are in huge demand and are paid handsomely. An animator can work in various industries based on his liking and skills.
3D Modeler, Animator, Art Director, Film and Video Editor, Flash Animator, Graphic Designer, Stop Motion Animator, Video Game Designer, Brand Video Designer, Youtube Channel Manager are some of the fasinating career options in the animation industry.
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