Future Careers in Technology

The tech industry is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 13% growth within this sector by 2026. With many new jobs on the horizon and a plethora of opportunities still to come, it’s important that today’s children be educated for tomorrow’s top careers. There’s a huge calling for employees in the tech industry, and it’s never too early to get started.

Programs like the after-school classes at iCode provide kids with the stepping-stones to future careers in technology. Throughout this article, we’ll examine more closely the top five tech careers currently trending, and what’s expected in these fields.

1. Applications Software Developer

Scientific projections put the software industry at nearly 950,000 American developer positions by the year 2030. With a median salary of more than $100,000 annually, it is a worthy goal for any tech superstar. Individuals in the app software developer field do more than just whip up fun games for mobile devices. They produce the programs you use every day on your computer, laptop, tablet, and more.

Students considering a job as an applications software developer should attend a university with a strong computer science program. Software developers require an undergraduate degree and some specialized training. Applications software development is one of the fields that we specialize in at iCode. Our afterschool programs provide a strong foundation, stimulating critical thinking, and self-confidence in programming.

2. Operations Researcher

Operation researchers work hand in hand with applications software developers and other tech professionals. They do the legwork investigating current data and programming to determine which new technologies will be a future success. Using methods such as data mining and forecasting, operations researchers require strong math and organizational skills to predict the best path forward for their businesses.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places current projections within this field at 114,000 operations research jobs within the United States by 2030. With a current median salary of over $83,390, there’s certainly room for growth. Like software developers, future careers as an operations researcher have a minimum requirement of an undergraduate degree.

3. Website Developer

Websites are the bread and butter of the e-commerce industry, which has prompted a need for web developers. Web developers, like many in the tech field, require a bachelor’s degree. The median salary in this industry is $64,970, with a projected growth of 27% between 2014 to 2024.

Web developers do more than tweak the aesthetics of a website; they also design the layout and technical functionality. As the e-commerce industry evolves, the call for web developers has grown with it. It has quickly become one of the most required positions in the field of technology, making it an excellent choice for a future career.

4. Computer Hardware Engineer

Unlike other tech jobs, a computer hardware engineer uses a hands-on approach to master the physical body of a computer. They design the computers you use at home and work, as well as specialty computers for scientific research and transportation. Specialists in this field earn $115,120 as a median annual salary.

While some computer hardware engineers receive entry-level work with an undergraduate degree, most require a master’s degree to excel in experienced roles. That is due to the intricacies involved in the role, such as building and rewriting circuit boards, microchips, and more.

5. Computer Support Specialist

Computer support specialists work with businesses and individuals to ensure that computers function properly. With over 667,000 Americans employed in this field, computer support specialists are guaranteed a future career in the tech industry. The average salary for a computer support specialist is around $61,600. Employees in this field can expect to work with:

  • Professional IT Firms
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Computer Design Companies
  • Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities
  • Private Businesses

Computer support specialists require an undergraduate degree with a specialization in Information and Computer Sciences. iCode offers programs for children to begin their computer science journey. With innovative lesson plans in science, technology, art, engineering, and math (STEAM), students achieve the skills needed for future careers in this field.

Getting Started on the Path to Success

Whether your child decides to be the next Bill Gates or a renowned graphic artist, having basic technical skills opens doors to exciting opportunities. With afterschool programs, high school programs, summer camps, and more, iCode can help spark interest in exciting future careers. Our team works hard to empower and enrich the lives of children ages 6 to 18. iCode strives to provide the education and experience necessary to reach and surpass future tech goals. Contact us to learn more.

iCode Summer Camps Teaching STEAM Innovation at a Young Age

iCode Summer campers immerse themselves in a world of coding, robotics, drones, and design. Our camps are perfect for kids who have great imaginations, enjoy solving challenges or simply love technology. Moreover, summer camps are a great way to gain insight into our year-round curriculum. Find the perfect fit for your child’s interest and skill level.

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Why Future Technology Is the Answer to Saving Remote Communities

As technology continues to evolve, it tends to end up more centralized in more urban areas, reaching more rural and isolated communities (farming, island or mountainous communities) last.

As technology gets more advanced and more people move from rural areas to the big city for work, a tech gap forms between the rural folk and the city folk.

Not only is it leading to further isolation, but without more tech-savvy people, rural communities are getting left in the dust with even fewer opportunities to learn and adapt.

Does future technology have what remote communities need to escape poverty?  Let’s find out.

Empowering The Next Generation

As time marches on, some cultures and their history are prone to being forgotten.

Eventually, members of isolated communities of unique cultures end up in poverty and are forced to go to more popular places to assimilate, learn the language and find work. However, with advancement in technology, comes new opportunities for the young.

As a community and culture, we can give the next generation the tools they need to succeed financially and carry on their own traditions.

Thankfully, this can be as easy as giving them a laptop and internet access. With all of the various resources available to them for free, the children of today can learn to be professional programmers from just about anywhere in the world, becoming the virtual computer science liaison of tomorrow.

In the future, countries with the ability to export technology – either through scholars at universities abroad or new software – can be the key to bringing wealth to remote communities. And, most importantly, computer science could very well be a universal language.

A.I. Empowered Farming

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Farming is expensive. Not only is it expensive, but it’s labor-intensive and with a high risk.

An alarming number of farmers are around the age of 58 which is a common age for people to look towards (or be forced towards) retirement.

Plus, younger people are often being scared away from the profession as a failing industry, and those who aren’t might still lack interest or fail when they try to break in.

What if there was a way to combine the need and love for working the land with a generation of technically gifted youths?

Although pricey, automated farming might just be the way. With proper financial backing and some skilled young computer scientists and engineers, farming could become easier for young farmers and old farmers alike.

Older farmers, with proper coaching, could work their entire field with the push of a button instead of manually driving a tractor for hours while young college grads can combine their love for their country with their tech skills and degrees by applying their knowledge to A.I. farming.

Interconnecting Communities Via Devices Empowered By Internet of Things

Many things rely on computers these days. As a result, a lot of things send off a signal jam-packed with information in the form of invisible 0s and 1s through the air and to various other things. This is the Internet of Things.

Many things, from computers to cars and even the ships that come and go at Lochmaddy’s port, often have tiny computers in them and a signal being sent to and from a cloud.

This “cloud” is where all the information is stored and shared with other tiny computers. For example, a weather forecaster may send information up to a cloud where it will then be forwarded to tiny computers in ships, websites and cars. Now all of these other platforms will have answers to things like where the wind is coming from and what the weather is like.

This kind of connection can allow more rural communities to access additional technology and resources that will put them in touch with other parts of the world, including bigger cities that may be ahead of them in this regard.

In Summary

Technology and the world are both evolving, but the addition of new things doesn’t mean we should do away with old and important traditions and ways of life.

Like most things that have been around for thousands of years, everyone, even cultures, must adapt. What other benefits do you see technology bringing to YOUR culture’s survival?

Article Credit: Katherine Lutz, a student of Florida State University