Article: Top 5 most in-demand, highest-paying jobs in 2017


Top 5 most in-demand, highest-paying jobs in 2017

Have a look at the five most in demand and highest paying jobs in 2017.
Top 5 most in-demand, highest-paying jobs in 2017

Picking the right career field can keep you from experiencing disappointment when job hunting. There is so much competition for jobs right now. That is why it is important to find a career track that is growing and not contracting. You need to consider the best potential for job growth, pay, stress level, job satisfaction, and other factors. 

It’s no secret that the job market has changed a great deal over the past decade or so. Our progress in many sectors has led to the creation of jobs that didn’t even exist twenty years ago, and that trend shows no signs of slowing down. 

One of the main drivers of the flux and upheaval in the job market has been the Tech industry. It’s actually been a huge driver of employment in the last few years. Statistics show that from 2004 to 2014, the number of tech jobs grew 31% faster than any other high-growth sectors.

Swift Programmer

Swift, along with its predecessor Objective-C, is the official programming language for all things Apple, including iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS, and as such, it’s a language continually in high demand. Apple products are still some of the most popular tech appliances in their respective fields, and any time there’s a need for development on an Apple-compatible project, you’ll need a Swift developer. With rumors that Google is considering opening Swift up for Android development, opening the need for top-notch Swift programmers will only grow faster in the coming years.

IT Manager

Because we live in a world where many companies are still not 100% tech-savvy, there’s an incredibly high demand for the IT guys. Without a good IT manager, a whole lot of companies would be in a world of hurt if any of their software or technology started misbehaving. An IT manager thus is always in high demand and is paid handsomely for his or her broad range of knowledge and skills.

Specialized sales people

As technological advancements continue to disrupt industries, there will be a growing need for specialized sales people who can explain the company's details to a wide range of clients, including businesses, governments, consumers, as well as to new clients that the company has never worked with before.

Like, content is increasingly used on mobile, a digital media company would want to hire sales people who have the knowledge with the ins and outs of mobile advertising.

Product Designer

One of the top skills which is always been asked is Creativity. This will be in demand because while a lot of monotonous jobs can be automated, creative jobs still require a human no matter what, even robotics comes; specifically commercial and industrial designers. These are the people that design and develop products like cars, appliances, gadgets, and other manufactured goods.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Engineer

The applications of this technology, although still unexplored, seem endless. 2016 has also been the year of Virtual Reality (VR): Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR and the HTC Vive are bringing this technology to the general public, which will probably mean that more companies will soon adopt it. Companies like Magic Leap have been working on developing AR solutions that could soon change the way we think about media, entertainment, education, etc.

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