At a time when IT and telecom sector are cutting jobs mainly due to induction of newer technology and automation, new job prospects are opening for the future as well.
Hiring in the IT sector will be slower in future, according to Infosys’ former chief financial officer V Balakrishnan. In an interview with PTI, V Balakrishnan said, “Most of the companies have become highly productive, utilisation levels have gone up and also automation is kicking in and, so, hiring is going to be slower for the IT industry for the years to come.”
But at this time when IT and telecom sector are cutting jobs due to induction of newer technology and automation, new job prospects are also opening for the future as well. However, these job prospects are going be completely different from what the trend has been in the past decade, and would require completely different skill sets.
The current employment trend is that the internet and exponential technologies are creating new employment opportunities in the areas of ‘white-collar’ working, also known as gig economy
Here are the jobs that are going be in focus in 2020:
VFX Artist: VFX artist is someone who creates special effects and animation and has the technological know-how of doing using tools that can be grouped into the category of multimedia artists and animators.
Computer Vision Engineer: Computer vision engineer is an expert in the interdisciplinary field that deals with how computers can be made for gaining high-level understanding from digital images or videos. From the perspective of engineering, it seeks to automate tasks that the human visual system can do.
AI Research Scientist: AI research scientist is someone who manages the entire lifecycle of an artificial intelligence research project, helping business prototypes and pilot implementations of the artificial intelligence.
Wireless Network Specialist: A wireless network specialist is someone who design, implement, and optimize a company’s wireless LAN and other wireless technologies. It can be both related to wireless security and wireless switching and routing.
Embedded System Programmer: Embedded system programmer does programming of an embedded systems including ATMs, cell phones, printers, thermostats, calculators, and video game console using the permitted programming interfaces provided by that system.
Data Scientist: Data scientist is someone who knows how to extract meaning from data and interpret it, which requires both tools and methods from statistics and machine learning and human interpretation skills.
Data Architect: Data architect is someone who closely works with software designers, design analysts and others to create comprehensive databases that may be used by hundreds if not thousands of people.