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How to Prepare Yourself for The Growing Technology Industry

Carol Evenson
There's been a lot of talk in the last few years about the return of manufacturing jobs. While this may or may not happen to the extent of our expectations, we can still expect substantial job growth from the technology industry. Students, teachers, and current professionals seeking a career change should take note of this forecast.

Data Scientist

Companies have a wealth of software choices that have the capability of collecting data. But what do you do once you have the data? That's where data scientists come in. They know how and what data to collect, how to read it, interpret it, and advise you what steps to take in your business based on the numbers.


Engineering is becoming very specific. One can choose to be a variety of niche engineers, such as software, electrical, machine learning, or cybersecurity. Software engineers can conceptualize what individuals or companies might use, and lead a team of project managers and programmers to the software's completion.

Software Engineer

Being a software engineer requires creativity, excellent communication and leadership skills, and expertise in computer science. Electrical engineers design small or large systems and are in high demand. Wherever you live, you can get an online masters in electrical engineering, and expect an average starting pay of over $71,000.


Programmers usually work alone when writing code, and take instruction from a project manager or software developer. Programmers have advantage of working in any of the fields, from AI to cybersecurity. There are five main programming languages Java, C++, SQL, and Python are most in-demand in 2020.