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7 Jobs That Didn’t Exist But Are Hot Right Now

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7 Jobs That Didn’t Exist But Are Hot Right Now

Spearheaded by technology and innovation, our world is progressing by leaps and bounds today. Rapid advances in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Biotechnology, coupled with the exponential growth of the Internet, smartphones, and Big Data have ushered in the era of the “Digital Revolution”. We now live in the age of AI-powered robots, driverless cars, smart personal assistants, smart homes, and so much more. All of this resulted in the job sector undergoing massive change with a lot more opportunities that were unheard of a decade ago!
Let’s see what they are.

  1. Data Scientist

Although Data Science has been around us since the 1960s, it is only now that ‘data’ has become the hottest buzzword of the day. Since companies across all major industries are now investing in data, the demand for Data Scientists is on the rise. It has been ranked as the Best Job in America by Glassdoor.
Who is a Data Scientist, a Data Analyst and a Data Engineer?

  1. Cloud Architect

Obviously, there was no cloud ten years ago, and hence, there was no need for trained professionals dealing in cloud platforms. Now, Cloud is a legit and mainstream platform that is used by more than half the business in the US. Cloud Architect basically takes charge of a company’s cloud computing strategy.

  1. Mobile App Developer

The job position of a Mobile App Developer was brought about by the rapid growth of smartphones. Ever since Android and iPhone made it big in the market, the demand for resourceful apps has risen exponentially. From online shopping to searching for informational content online, we have apps for everything today, thanks to the talented Mobile App Developer community!

  1. User Experience Designer

Now that web apps and mobile apps have become a mainstream phenomenon, the time is lit for User Experience (UI/UX) Designers. With a flair for technology, UX Designers ensure that apps are free from glitches and bugs to offer a unique digital experience to the users. Their job is to make applications visually appealing with quick-response time.

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  1. Social Media Manager

Ten years ago, social media was just beginning to gain pace with Facebook and Twitter coming to the fore in 2006. Today, these two social media magnates along with Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest have created a massive online global social media community. As brands have started to harness the potential of social media for business, they are always on the lookout for skilled Social Media Managers.
6 Steps to Build a Successful Career in Social Media Marketing

  1. SEO Analyst

Rewind back to ten years ago, and an SEO Analyst was nowhere to be found. However, ever since Google made it clear that a well-designed SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies are the key to good rankings, companies are hiring professionals who possess extensive knowledge of SEO. SEO Analysts ensure that a brand’s online content has the potential to attract customers through organic searches.

  1. Big Data Analyst

As the name suggests, Big Data Analysts deal with Big Data, that is massive data sets. Their job is to gather, process, and analyze the data with proper technical and statistical tools to uncover meaningful insights hidden within the data. They help businesses discover the latest market and consumer trends, and other such information that can benefit businesses.
The Difference between Data Science, Machine Learning and Big Data!


Aditya Sharma

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Aditya is social media manager at UpGrad. He learnt and re-learnt writing, designing, communication, creative direction and social media management in last 5 years. He loves everything that includes words like Design, Communication, HCI, UI, UX, Creativity, Social Media, Customer delight, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1What is the future and scope of Data Science?

The career in Data Science is booming these days. In fact, between the years 2021 and 2026, the domain is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.7%. It is the generation of Big Data which is surging the demand for data scientists by companies worldwide. A data scientist is a saviour for companies as they face challenges in analysing and categorising the data that is collected and stored. There are millions of tons of data which is generated every day, as this data production is on rise, the demand for data scientists is also rising to help companies manage and use this data. There are tremendous opportunities in this field in concepts like machine learning, data analytics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, data visualisation, etc.

2What are the top skills employers look for while hiring?

The skills needed to land yourself in a reputed job vary in every field. However, there are two types of skills that are relevant and one must have to get a decent job. One is soft skills which apply to every job. These are interpersonal skills, communication skills, work ethics, problem-solving, leadership, intercultural fluency, social skills, and a positive attitude. The other skills are hard skills which are the qualifications required to do a specific job. This includes skills like administrative skills, computer skills, data analytical skills, customer service skills, programming and analysis, statistics, etc. An increasing number of jobs require both soft skills and technical skills. Candidates with these skills are most attracted by employers.

3What are the top skills needed to be a data scientist?

Ans: As the demand for data scientists is increasing, students and professionals are looking to gain data science skills. There are two types of skills needed to be a data scientist which are technical and non-technical skills. Technical skills include statistical analysis and computing, machine learning, deep learning, data visualisation, data wrangling, statistics, and calculus. Non-technical skills include strong communication skills, great data intuition, strong business acumen, etc.

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