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Most demanding fields in Computer science by 2030.

Posted By : Bahati Joshua Katana On 17th March, 2022

1. Cybersecurity

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, cybersecurity jobs are projected to grow by 31% percent between 2019 and 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, raising concerns about a shortage of qualified graduates. Well, that is an encouraging concern, though!

Today we live in a hyper-connected world where absolutely everything from banking to dating to government infrastructure is done online. In today’s world, data protection is no longer optional, not for individuals or nations, making this a rapidly growing computing field.

2. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is perhaps one of the most exciting fields of Computer Science. It has been around for quite some time now and it still continues to grow and expand. AI enthusiasts are not abundant in the world right now and most people assume it to be the stuff of futuristic movies.
But AI is real and it is happening. Experts suggest that it will properly take off in the next few years. When that happens, if you are an AI major, you’ll be an asset to be procured.

3. Internet of Things & Augmented Reality

As our lives become more and more engulfed by technology, Internet of Things is the one field that is aiming to bank on this situation. Your PC and mobile are no longer the only smart gadgets you could own. We now have smart TV’s, smart washing machines, and the emerging concept of smart homes. Internet of Things incorporates all those ideas.

IoT connects all your devices via the Internet for remote sensing and control. IoT uses a combination of Wireless Sensor Network, Machine to Machine, Robotics, Wireless Networking, Internet technologies, and Smart Devices.

4. Big Data Analytics

There has been a substantial increase in demand for experts in this field that has led to companies offering lucrative salaries to attract data science talent. From banking to healthcare, big data analytics is everywhere, as companies increasingly try to make better use of the enormous data sets and personalize and improve their services.

5. Back-End Development

Despite the introduction of the fancy terms like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Web Engineering is here to stay. It may morph into something else in the future to keep up with the changing tech trends but there will always be a need for developers and engineers. When you open a website the first, and only, the thing you see is the interface. You do not know the complexities that go on behind the curtain. The more seamlessly you are able to maneuver a website, that’s when you know the back-end developer was a master of his/her craft.

Companies are looking for great back-end developers who excel in server-side programming languages like Java, PHP, and Python. With the arrival of Node.js, JavaScript has more importance than ever in server-side development too. If you’re good at back-end dev, a good problem solver, a fast learner then companies are hunting for someone with your skill set.

6. Front-End Development

It is said that impressions last. This may, or may not, be true for humans but it’s very much true in the case of front-end web development. A good website is the one that grasps you from the moment you open it. More importantly, in times when everyone is shifting to responsive experiences, companies who want to survive competition are looking to make their presence noticed. This is where a good front-end developer comes in. Front-end developers are not paid their due respect here and most people consider it a lowly job. But the truth is a front-end developer can make or break your business. Which is why you need a good expert. Also, side fact: contrary to popular belief, the front-end team banks more money than the back-end developers.

So where to start. The first thing you will learn in your Web Engineering course will be HTML5 and CSS3. They form the backbone of web design and it is where everyone starts learning. But aside from learning how to code, a good front-end engineer is the one with a good eye for detail. Here are some resources to help you out. But like I said before, this is a continuously growing field. The more you explore, the more you will learn.

7. Virtual Reality

The Virtual Reality market is heating up and according to a recent survey, the market will be worth around $110 billion in the coming year. After Facebook announced they were acquiring Oculus and their plan for the future of VR, an increasing number of companies have since come forth with their own VR gear. And they are selling like hot cakes! But not everyone can get a job at Facebook, Google, LG or HTC and work first-hand on these new emerging pieces of exquisite technology. What you can do is align your career with Virtual Reality. The combination of Game Dev and Graphics & Motion Design goes very well with VR.

If you have a good eye for detail, your expertise will be sought after. VR has a lot of scope, not only in gaming but in architecture, interior design, product creation, film production and set design.

8. Mobile application development

Finally, mobile app development is one of the many high-tech jobs that require creativity and excellent problem-solving skills.
Mobile app development is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Smartphones have changed the way we do pretty much anything, right from ordering food, buying groceries, making a payment, or buying tickets.
This increased demand translates into one of the most massive I.T.I.T. skills gaps ever discovered – there are more mobile app development job openings than trained developers to fill. That is a comfortable position to be in.
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We, at MIT SOE, are proud to be in the top league of engineering institutions in the country that are in sync with the future, running all the trending engineering programs with great success for many years.
Some time ago, MIT SOE had conducted a Webinar on ‘Emerging areas in Computer Science and Engineering that was hosted by one of our alumni – Rutvik Pensionwar, Software Developer, Tesla Motors, U.S.A. If you missed this excellent webinar, you could access the same here.

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