No doubt about it, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are changing at a rapid pace, but just how are technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), cloud platforms, drone tech, machine learning, open-source, and virtual reality (VR) changing STEM? Which careers are going to be hot by the time the next generation of STEM graduates hit the streets?
Those were just a few of the questions USBE Online asked tech guru Jem Pagán, president of Blusky Consulting, in a 2017 interview on digital jobs.
“Those questions drove the list of my top 10 careers,” Pagán said. “My research demonstrates a lot of adoption is taking place right now and for the next seven years.”
Pagán’s areas to watch were artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), natural language processing, scientific computing, game development, animation, business process analytics, computer science, data science, mathematics, wireless communication, semiconductor/sensor development, robotics, and nanotechnology.
“There’s a shortage of qualified professionals because they’re no longer confined to specialized areas,” Pagán added.
He advised every knowledge worker to use STEM to understand how the world works and to solve problems. All STEM fields are closely related and build on each other, Pagán said.
Tuesday’s LinkedIn report, the “2020 Emerging Jobs Report” identifies the top 15 jobs that have emerged over the last five years, as well as the skills uniquely associated with them, and insights into the industries and cities hiring this emerging workforce. We found 10 that matched Pagan’s predictions in 2017.
1. Artificial Intelligence Specialist
2. Robotics Engineer
3. Data Scientist
4. Full Stack Engineer
5. Site Reliability Engineer
6. Customer Success Specialist
7. Sales Development Representative
8. Data Engineer
9. Behavioral Health Technician
10. Cybersecurity Specialist
11. Back End Developer
12. Chief Revenue Officer
13. Cloud Engineer
15. Product Owner
People with these job titles and successful working experience in these areas will be speaking and hiring at the 2020 BEYA STEM Conference. Exhibitors at the BEYA job fair include employers in the following industries: Aerospace, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Computer, Software, Construction, Defense, Arms, Education, Energy, Electrical power, Information Technology, and more.
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